Goya Pastoral (1940)

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Goya Pastoral

GOYA PASTORAL
1940 - Eugene Loring, Lucia Chase, Hugh Laing, Tilly Losch
Photo - Werner Wolfe; Photo courtesy Judith Chasin-Bennahum


Synopsis:

Goya Pastoral tells the fable-like story of an aging marquesa who is infatuated with a young man. She supplies him with all her money until she loses at cards. This disaster, paired with seeing the Young Man, apparently dead in a suicide, hanging on a convenient tree, is too much for her nerves and she is carried off in a swoon. Whereupon the young man slips his head from the noose and lavishes the Marquesa’s gold on a pretty peasant girl who sells grapes.

Choreography
Antony Tudor
Music / Composer
Enrique Granados
Piano Pieces
Orchestrated by Harold Byrns
Libretto
Nicolas de Molas
Renamed
Goyescas
First Performance
New York
Lewisohn Stadium
August 1, 1940
Ballet Theatre
First Cast Performance
Alicia Alonso, Nora Kaye (Majas), Jerome Robbins, Donald Saddler (Escorts), Lucia Chase (Marchesa), Hugh Laing (Young Man), Eugene Loring (His Excellency the Ass), Antony Tudor (Nobleman), Tilly Losch (Maiden)
Costumes / Scenery
Nicolas de Molas
Notated
NA
Number of Dancers
NA
Average Length
NA
Licensing Information
NA

 Ballet Synopsis excerpted with permission from
The Ballets of Antony Tudor by Judith Chazin-Bennahum.

 

 

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