Soirée Musicale

Choreographer: Antony Tudor
Composer: Gioacchino Rossini
Music arranger: Benjamin Britten
Set designer: Hugh Stevenson
Costume designer: Hugh Stevenson
Rambert premiere: 28 Jun 1940, Ballet Rambert and the London Ballet, The Arts Theatre Club, London
World premiere: 26 Nov 1938, Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing, Palladium Theatre, London, United Kingdom
Production note: In the programmes, Hugh Stevenson is credited as 'decor' and later as 'decor and costumes' and 'scenery and costumes'.
Music title: Soirées Musicales (1936)
Music details: Live music: soprano, piano (Nos.1–7), tenor, piano (No.8), 2 sopranos, piano (Nos.9, 10), soprano, tenor, piano (No.11), tenor, bass, piano (No.12)
Source: Programme and reference file in the Rambert Archive
Archive catalogue: WORK/0111


Date Programme Venue
28 Jun 1940
Soirée Musicale* | Death and the Maiden | Lady into Fox | Bar aux Folies-Bergère The Arts Theatre Club, London
27 Dec 1943
Soirée Musicale (in the play 'The Toy Princess') | Valse Noble (in the play 'The Toy Princess') | Coquette (in the play 'The Toy Princess') | Carnival of Animals (in the play 'The Toy Princess') | Dances from Les Sylphides (in the play 'The Toy Princess') Arts Theatre Cambridge
29 Nov 1944
Les Sylphides | Soirée Musicale | Lady into Fox | Simple Symphony* Theatre Royal, Bristol
21 May 1951
Giselle Act 1 | Soirée Musicale | Scherzi della Sorte: Pranks of Fate* | Fate's Revenge* Theatre Royal, Bath
11 Jun 1986
Mercure* | Five Brahms Waltzes in the Manner of Isadora Duncan | The Mannequin Dance | 'Unsquare Dance' from 'It's a Raggy Waltz' | 'Popular Song' from 'Façade' | 'Duet' from 'Concertino' | Soirée Musicale | Judgment of Paris | Java Sadler's Wells Theatre, London
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