Dark Elegies

Choreographer: Antony Tudor
Composer: Gustav Mahler
Set designer: Nadia Benois
Costume designer: Nadia Benois
World premiere: 19 Feb 1937, Ballet Rambert, Duchess Theatre, London
Work note: Ballet Rambert continued to perform the original version of 'Dark Elegies' rather than Tudor's revised version of 1940.
Production note: Nadia Benois is credited with 'costumes and scenery'.
Scene/role note: Scene 1: Laments of the Bereaved; Scene 2: Resignation
Revival credits: 1980 revival: Staged by Sally Gilmour and John Chesworth
1988 revival: Staged by John Chesworth and Sally Garbutt; Lighting designer: John B. Read
Music title: Kindertotenlieder (1904)
Music details: Live music: voice (baritone) and piano; on occasion accompanied by orchestra
Source: Programme and reference file in the Rambert Archive
Archive catalogue: WORK/0089

Performances

Date ↿⇂ Programme ↿⇂ Venue ↿⇂
19 Feb 1937
Evening
The Descent of Hebe | Mephisto Waltz | Our Lady's Juggler | Le Cricket | Dark Elegies* | Bar aux Folies-Bergère Duchess Theatre, London
26 Jan 1967
Evening
Numéros | Time Base | Pierrot Lunaire* | Dark Elegies Richmond Theatre, London
24 Feb 1967
Evening
Diversities | Judgment of Paris | Ricercare* | Dark Elegies Nottingham Playhouse
21 Nov 1968
Evening
1 - 2 - 3 | The Act | Embrace Tiger and Return to Mountain* | Dark Elegies Jeannetta Cochrane Theatre, London
10 Mar 1969
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Ziggurat | Pastorale Variée* | Dark Elegies Jeannetta Cochrane Theatre, London
6 May 1971
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'Tis Goodly Sport | Dark Elegies | That is the Show* Jeannetta Cochrane Theatre, London
7 Nov 1974
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That is the Show | Sake* | Dark Elegies Northcott Theatre, Exeter
21 Jun 1975
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Duets | Musete de Taverni* | Dark Elegies | Embrace Tiger and Return to Mountain Teatro Verde, Venice, Italy
21 Oct 1980
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Preludes and Song | Rainbow Ripples* | Judgment of Paris | Dark Elegies New Theatre, Oxford
8 Jun 1988
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Dangerous Liaisons | Septet | Dark Elegies | Mates* Sadler's Wells Theatre, London
27 Oct 1988
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Mates | Dark Elegies | Embarque* Opera Theatre, Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester
28 Oct 1988
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Mates | Dark Elegies | Embarque Opera Theatre, Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester
29 Oct 1988
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Mates | Dark Elegies | Embarque Opera Theatre, Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester
2 Mar 1989
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Septet | Hymnos | Dark Elegies | Cinema* Birmingham Repertory Theatre
3 Mar 1989
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Septet | Hymnos | Dark Elegies | Cinema Birmingham Repertory Theatre
4 Mar 1989
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Septet | Hymnos | Dark Elegies | Cinema Birmingham Repertory Theatre
28 Jun 1996
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Moonshine | Dark Elegies | Quicksilver* Festival Theatre, Edinburgh
29 Jun 1996
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Moonshine | Dark Elegies | Quicksilver Festival Theatre, Edinburgh
2 Sep 2004
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Songs of a Wayfarer* | Five Rückert Songs* | Dark Elegies Edinburgh Playhouse
3 Sep 2004
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Songs of a Wayfarer | Five Rückert Songs | Dark Elegies Edinburgh Playhouse
4 Sep 2004
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Songs of a Wayfarer | Five Rückert Songs | Dark Elegies Edinburgh Playhouse
15 Apr 2005
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Irony of Fate | Dark Elegies | Five Brahms Waltzes in the Manner of Isadora Duncan | Swamp Snape Maltings
16 Apr 2005
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Irony of Fate | Dark Elegies | Five Brahms Waltzes in the Manner of Isadora Duncan | Swamp Snape Maltings
27 Apr 2005
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Judgment of Paris | Momenta* | Dark Elegies | Swamp New Theatre, Oxford
28 Apr 2005
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Judgment of Paris | Momenta | Dark Elegies | Swamp New Theatre, Oxford
29 Apr 2005
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Judgment of Paris | Momenta | Dark Elegies | Swamp New Theatre, Oxford
30 Apr 2005
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Judgment of Paris | Momenta | Dark Elegies | Swamp New Theatre, Oxford
24 May 2005
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Judgment of Paris | Momenta | Dark Elegies | Constant Speed* Sadler's Wells Theatre, London
25 May 2005
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Judgment of Paris | Momenta | Dark Elegies | Constant Speed Sadler's Wells Theatre, London
26 May 2005
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Judgment of Paris | Momenta | Dark Elegies | Constant Speed Sadler's Wells Theatre, London
27 May 2005
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Judgment of Paris | Momenta | Dark Elegies | Constant Speed Sadler's Wells Theatre, London
28 May 2005
Matinee
Dark Elegies | Constant Speed Sadler's Wells Theatre, London
28 May 2005
Evening
Judgment of Paris | Momenta | Dark Elegies | Constant Speed Sadler's Wells Theatre, London
8 Jul 2005
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Irony of Fate | Dark Elegies | Divine Influence* | Swamp Accademia Tedesca di Villa Massimo, Rome, Italy
9 Jul 2005
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Irony of Fate | Dark Elegies | Divine Influence | Swamp Accademia Tedesca di Villa Massimo, Rome, Italy
13 Jul 2005
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Irony of Fate | Dark Elegies | Divine Influence | Swamp Teatro Romano di Fiesole, Florence, Italy
28 Sep 2005
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Judgment of Paris | Momenta | Dark Elegies | Constant Speed Wycombe Swan Theatre, High Wycombe
29 Sep 2005
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Judgment of Paris | Momenta | Dark Elegies | Constant Speed Wycombe Swan Theatre, High Wycombe
30 Sep 2005
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Judgment of Paris | Momenta | Dark Elegies | Constant Speed Wycombe Swan Theatre, High Wycombe
1 Oct 2005
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Judgment of Paris | Momenta | Dark Elegies | Constant Speed Wycombe Swan Theatre, High Wycombe
5 Oct 2005
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Swamp | Dark Elegies | Constant Speed Bristol Hippodrome
6 Oct 2005
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Swamp | Dark Elegies | Constant Speed Bristol Hippodrome
7 Oct 2005
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Swamp | Dark Elegies | Constant Speed Bristol Hippodrome
8 Oct 2005
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Swamp | Dark Elegies | Constant Speed Bristol Hippodrome
12 Oct 2005
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Swamp | Dark Elegies | Constant Speed Theatre Royal, Norwich
13 Oct 2005
Matinee
Swamp | Dark Elegies | Constant Speed Theatre Royal, Norwich
13 Oct 2005
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Swamp | Dark Elegies | Constant Speed Theatre Royal, Norwich
14 Oct 2005
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Swamp | Dark Elegies | Constant Speed Theatre Royal, Norwich
10 May 2006
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Swamp | Dark Elegies | Constant Speed Teatre Principal Valencia, Spain
11 May 2006
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Swamp | Dark Elegies | Constant Speed Teatre Principal Valencia, Spain
12 May 2006
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Swamp | Dark Elegies | Constant Speed Teatre Principal Valencia, Spain
13 May 2006
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Swamp | Dark Elegies | Constant Speed Teatre Principal Valencia, Spain
13 May 2006
Matinee
Swamp | Dark Elegies | Constant Speed Teatre Principal Valencia, Spain
14 May 2006
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Swamp | Dark Elegies | Constant Speed Teatre Principal Valencia, Spain
3 May 2007
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Constant Speed | Dark Elegies | Swamp Stadttheater Fürth, Germany
4 May 2007
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Constant Speed | Dark Elegies | Swamp Stadttheater Fürth, Germany
5 May 2007
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Constant Speed | Dark Elegies | Swamp Stadttheater Fürth, Germany
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