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Variations on a Theme of Purcell

Ballet: Work details

Choreographer: Frederick Ashton
Composer: Benjamin Britten
Music title: Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Purcell ('The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra'), Op. 34
Work definition: Ballet in one act
Notes: The choreographer dedicates this ballet to the memory of Sophie Fedorovitch.
World premiere: 6 January 1955, Sadler's Wells Ballet, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
ROH premiere: 6 January 1955, Sadler's Wells Ballet
ROH company premiere: 6 January 1955, Sadler's Wells Ballet, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
Productions
Variations on a Theme of Purcell (1955) Sadler's Wells Ballet (5 performances online)