Program Three: Firebird*
Balanchine, Robbins / Stravinsky
Feb 14 – Mar 1, 2020
Alive with color, excitement, and spectacular effects, Firebird is a fantastical and thrilling story about magic, love, danger, and liberation – one of the greatest of all fairytales. This newly commissioned Firebird features the thrilling collaboration between Balanchine and Robbins with elaborate costume and set designs with music by the brilliant Stravinsky.
Prince Ivan, a young hunter, strays into a mystical forest and becomes spellbound by the exotic, immortal Firebird. She gives him an enchanted feather that will summon her when he is in dire need. When Ivan falls in love with a beautiful Princess who is under the control of the evil sorcerer Kaschei and his monstrous minions, he calls the Firebird, and this bewitching tale unfolds…
“Compelling and mysterious… a masterpiece of musical narration.” New York Times
George Balanchine © The George Balanchine Trust
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