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Ballo della Regina

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Ballo della Regina is a one-act ballet choreographed by George Balanchine to music by Giuseppe Verdi. It is a set of variations set to ballet music (titled La Peregrina) that Verdi cut from Act 3 of the original 1867 version of his opera Don Carlos. Its premiere performance was on 12 January 1978, by the New York City Ballet at New York State Theater in Lincoln Center.

The work is noted for the high degree of technical difficulties it presents for the female lead. Ballo della Regina was featured in an Emmy-winning PBS performance entitled Balanchine: Dance in America - Ballo della Regina - Steadfast Tin Soldier - Elegie - Tschaikovsky.

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Ballo della Regina Wikipedia


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