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American Ballet Theatre The merry widow

Title
American Ballet Theatre [videorecording] : The merry widow / artistic director, Kevin McKenzie ; choreography by Ronald Hynd ; scenario by Sir Robert Helpmann and Ronald Hynd ; original book by Victor Leon and Leo Stein ; music by Franz Lehár ; musical adaptation by John Lanchbery ; sets and costumes by Desmond Heeley ; lighting design by Michael Whitfield.
Publication
c2008.

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Additional Authors
  • McKenzie, Kevin.
  • Hynd, Ronald
  • Lehár, Franz, 1870-1948.
  • Helpmann, Robert, Sir, 1909-1986.
  • Léon, Victor, 1858-1940.
  • Stein, Leo, 1861-1921.
  • Lanchbery, John.
  • Heeley, Desmond.
  • Whitfield, Michael J., lighting designer.
  • Kent, Julie
  • Barbee, Victor
  • Reyes, Xiomara
  • Carreño, José Manuel Torres
  • Saveliev, Gennadi
  • Lopez, Carlos, 1976-
  • Salstein, Craig
  • Matthews, Jared
  • Phillips, Joseph, dancer.
  • Copeland, Misty
  • Milewski, Anne
  • Ilyin, Mikhail
  • Dmochowski, Sasha
  • Reyes, Jacquelyn
  • Butler, Marian
  • Ellis-Wentz, Karin
  • Messmer, Simone
  • Paris, Luciana
  • Pavam, Renata
  • Shevchenko, Christine
  • Millard, Jay.
  • Wilkins, Ormsby.
  • Harmill Communications.
  • American Ballet Theatre.
  • New York Public Library. Dance Division.
  • Metropolitan Opera (New York, N.Y.). Ballet.
Description
1 videodisc (NTSC) (91 min.) : sd., col.; 4 3/4 in.
Uniform Title
Merry widow (Choreographic work : Helpmann and Hynd)
Genre/Form
  • Dance.
  • Video.
Note
  • Recording made possible by the cooperation of the American Ballet Theatre, the Metropolitan Operal House, and the Jerome Robbins Archive of the Recorded Moving Image, Dance Division, The New York Public Library.
Credits (note)
  • Conductor, Ormsby Wilkins ; videotaped by Harmill Communcations ; director and cameraman, Jay Millard ; video, August Yuson.
Event (note)
  • Videotaped in performance at the Metropolitan Opera House, New York, on July 2, 2008.
Funding (note)
  • This recording is made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a State Agency.
  • Recorded with the assistance of grants from New York State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.
  • The Dance Division gratefully acknowledges the assistance of The Jerome Robbins Foundation.
System Details (note)
  • DVD, transferred from Betacam SP cassettes.
Biography (note)
  • "The merry widow was given its world premiere by The Australian Ballet at the Palais Theatre in Melbourne on November 13, 1975, danced by Marilyn Rowe (Hanna Glawari) and John Meehan (Count Danilo Danilovitch). The Merry widow was given its American Ballet Theatre company premiere at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York on June 6, 1979, danced by Susan Jaffe (Hanna Glawari) and Jose Manuel Carreño (Count Danilo Danilovitch)." -- American Ballet Theatre program (July 2, 2008).
Contents
The merry widow (91 min.). Act I, scene 1: The Pontevedrian Embassy (ca.13 min.) -- Act I, scene 2: The ballroom at the Pontevedrian Embassy (ca. 23 min.) -- Act II: The garden of Hanna's villa (ca. 28 min.) -- Act III: Chez Mazim's (ca. 22 min.).
Call Number
*MGZIDVD 5-4302
OCLC
276999978
Title
American Ballet Theatre [videorecording] : The merry widow / artistic director, Kevin McKenzie ; choreography by Ronald Hynd ; scenario by Sir Robert Helpmann and Ronald Hynd ; original book by Victor Leon and Leo Stein ; music by Franz Lehár ; musical adaptation by John Lanchbery ; sets and costumes by Desmond Heeley ; lighting design by Michael Whitfield.
Imprint
c2008.
Country of Producing Entity
U.S.
System Details
DVD, transferred from Betacam SP cassettes.
Event
Videotaped in performance at the Metropolitan Opera House, New York, on July 2, 2008.
Performer
Danced by American Ballet Theatre: Julie Kent (Hanna Glawari, a wealthy Pontevedrian widow) ; Victor Barbee (Baron Mirko Zeta, Pontevedrian ambassador to France) ; Xiomara Reyes (Valencienne, his wife) ; Jose Manuel Carreño (Count Danilo Danilovitch, first secretary of the Pontevedrian Embassy) ; Gennadi Saveliev (Camille de Rosillon, French attaché at the embassy) ; Carlos Lopez (Njegus, private secretary to the ambassador) ; Craig Salstein (Kromov, undersecretary at the embassy) ; Jared Matthews (Pritsch, undersecretary at the embassy) ; Joseph Phillips (leading Pontevedrian dancer) ; Misty Copeland and Anne Milewski (Magda and Ludmilla, two Pontevedrian ladies) ; Mikhail Ilyin (Maître d', Chez Mazim's) ; Sasha Dmochowski (an enraged client) ; Jacquelyn Reyes (her friend) ; Marian Butler, Karin Ellis-Wentz, Simone Messmer, Luciana Paris, Renata Pavam, Christine Shevchenko (can-can ladies) ; and Eun Young Ahn, Gemma Bond, Marian Butler, Isabella Boylston, Maria Bystrova, Karin Ellis-Wentz, Zhong-Jing Fang, Melanie Hamrick, Elizabeth Mertz, Simone Messmer, Anne Milewski, Luciana Paris, Renata Pavam, Lauren Post, Jacquelyn Reyes, Jessica Saund, Christine Shevchenko, Sara Smith, Sarawanee Tanatanit, Leann Underwood, Karen Uphoff, Jennifer Whalen, Katherine Williams, Alexi Agoudine, Grant DeLong, Roddy Doble, Tobin Eason, Jeffrey Golladay, Alexandre Hammoudi, Vitali Krauchenka, Patrick Ogle, Alejandro Piris-Niño, Arron Scott, Isaac Stappas, Cory Stearns, Sean Stewart, Eric Tamm, Roman Zhurbin.
Credits
Conductor, Ormsby Wilkins ; videotaped by Harmill Communcations ; director and cameraman, Jay Millard ; video, August Yuson.
Funding
This recording is made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a State Agency.
Recorded with the assistance of grants from New York State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.
The Dance Division gratefully acknowledges the assistance of The Jerome Robbins Foundation.
Biography
"The merry widow was given its world premiere by The Australian Ballet at the Palais Theatre in Melbourne on November 13, 1975, danced by Marilyn Rowe (Hanna Glawari) and John Meehan (Count Danilo Danilovitch). The Merry widow was given its American Ballet Theatre company premiere at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York on June 6, 1979, danced by Susan Jaffe (Hanna Glawari) and Jose Manuel Carreño (Count Danilo Danilovitch)." -- American Ballet Theatre program (July 2, 2008).
Added Author
McKenzie, Kevin. Director
Hynd, Ronald, choreographer.
Lehár, Franz, 1870-1948. Lustige Witwe.
Helpmann, Robert, Sir, 1909-1986. Collaborator
Léon, Victor, 1858-1940. Author
Stein, Leo, 1861-1921. Author
Lanchbery, John. Adapter
Heeley, Desmond. Set designer
Heeley, Desmond. Costume designer
Whitfield, Michael J., lighting designer.
Kent, Julie, dancer.
Barbee, Victor, dancer.
Reyes, Xiomara, dancer.
Carreño, José Manuel Torres, dancer.
Saveliev, Gennadi, dancer.
Lopez, Carlos, 1976- dancer.
Salstein, Craig, dancer.
Matthews, Jared, dancer.
Phillips, Joseph, dancer.
Copeland, Misty, dancer.
Milewski, Anne, dancer.
Ilyin, Mikhail, dancer.
Dmochowski, Sasha, dancer.
Reyes, Jacquelyn, dancer.
Butler, Marian, dancer.
Ellis-Wentz, Karin, dancer.
Messmer, Simone, dancer.
Paris, Luciana, dancer.
Pavam, Renata, dancer.
Shevchenko, Christine, dancer.
Millard, Jay. Videographer
Wilkins, Ormsby. Conductor
Harmill Communications.
American Ballet Theatre.
New York Public Library. Dance Division.
Metropolitan Opera (New York, N.Y.). Ballet.
Added Title
Merry widow (Choreographic work : Helpmann and Hynd)
Research Call Number
*MGZIDVD 5-4302
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