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The Tempest

Choreographer: Glen Tetley
Composer: Arne Nordheim
Set designer: Nadine Baylis, Malcolm Hoare
Costume designer: Nadine Baylis
Lighting designer: John B. Read
World premiere: 3 May 1979, Ballet Rambert, Rokokotheater, Schwetzingen
Work note: Evening-length work in two acts. Based on the play by William Shakespeare. The world premiere took place at the Schwetzinger Festival, Schwetzingen, Germany, which had given Glen Tetley the commission. Tetley choose to make his new work on Ballet Rambert.
Production note: In the programme, Nadine Baylis is credited as 'design' and Michael Hoare as 'projection design'.
Music title: The Tempest (1979)
Music details: Live music: soprano and baritone soloists and orchestra: 2 flutes (2nd doubling piccolo), oboe, cor anglais, clarinet in Bb, bass clarinet in Bb, bassoon, contrabassoon, horn in F, trumpet in C, trombone, timpani, percussion (3 players), harp, celest
Sponsors: Glen Tetley was commissioned by the Schwetzinger Festival, Schwetzingen, Germany.
Source: Programme and reference file in the Rambert Archive
Archive catalogue: WORK/0290

Performances

Date ↿⇂ Programme ↿⇂ Venue ↿⇂
3 May 1979
Evening
The Tempest* Rokokotheater, Schwetzingen, Germany
5 May 1979
Evening
The Tempest Rokokotheater, Schwetzingen, Germany
6 May 1979
Evening
The Tempest Rokokotheater, Schwetzingen, Germany
3 Jul 1979
Evening
The Tempest Sadler's Wells Theatre, London
4 Jul 1979
Evening
The Tempest Sadler's Wells Theatre, London
5 Jul 1979
Evening
The Tempest Sadler's Wells Theatre, London
6 Jul 1979
Evening
The Tempest Sadler's Wells Theatre, London
7 Jul 1979
Evening
The Tempest Sadler's Wells Theatre, London
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