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Walpurgis Night


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Ballet divertissement, choreographed by Henri Justament for the last act of Gounod's opera Faust. Premiered 3 Mar. 1869 at Paris Opera. It is often performed as a separate ballet, as in Lavrovsky's version for the Bolshoi Ballet (Moscow 1941) or Balanchine's version, originally choreographed for Paris Opera's production of the Faust opera, 1975, and then danced alone by New York City Ballet in 1980.

Subjects: Dance.


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