Wilde ballets

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Ballets based on Oscar Wilde's writings include Bolm's Birthday of the Infanta (mus. J. A. Carpenter, Chicago, 1919), Dolin's The Nightingale and the Rose (mus. H. Frazer-Simson, Nemchinova-Dolin Ballet, London, 1927), Wheeldon's Nightingale and the Rose (mus. Bright Sheng, 2007, New York City Ballet), Etchévery's Ballade de geôle de Reading (mus. Ibert, Opéra Comique, Paris, 1947), and several versions of The Picture of Dorian Gray, for example Orlikowsky (mus. M. Lang, Basle, 1966), D. Deane (mus. Carl Davis, 1987, Sadler's Wells Royal Ballet), Robert Hill (mus. Chausson, 2003, American Ballet Theatre) and Matthew Bourne (mus. Terry Davies, 2008). A version by Layton was titled Double Exposure (mus. Scriabin and H. Pousseur, City Center Joffrey Ballet, New York, 1972). Layton additionally choreographed a ballet based on Wilde's life: Oscar Wilde (mus. Walton, Royal Ballet, London, 1972). For ballets based on the play Salome, see Salome.

Subjects: Dance.

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