- Ballo della Regina
- Dance Performance
Technical ballet choreographed by George Balanchine with music from Verdi's "Don Carlos" opera.
"Precision, speed and beauty are the essential qualities for Ballo della Regina. 'Something virtuoso. Wonderful Verdi music' was how Balanchine described his inspiration for Ballo della regina. Using ballet music from Don Carlos, Balanchine fashioned choreography that requires dazzling footwork as well as precise leaps and turns from its solo couple in sections that quickly alternate in mood to match Verdi's tuneful and varied score."