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A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM

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A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM

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CHOREOGRAPHER • Helgi Tomasson after Marius Petipa, Jules Perrot, and Jean Coralli
COMPOSER • Adolphe Adam, with additional music, orchestrations and arrangements by Friedrich Burgmüller, Ludwig Minkus, and Emil de Cou
PRODUCTION • Helgi Tomasson
This program runs approximately 2 hours 15 minutes including one 20-minute intermission.

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Scenic, Costume, and Lighting Design: Mikael Melbye
Assistant Lighting Designer: Lisa J. Pinkham
Assistant to the Choreographer: Lola de Avila
World Premiere (complete ballet): June 28, 1841—Paris Opera Ballet, Théâtre de l’Académie Royale de Musique; Paris, France
San Francisco Ballet Premiere (Tomasson production): April 8, 1999—War Memorial Opera House; San Francisco, California
Music: All music and orchestration by Adolphe Adam unless otherwise noted. Additionally orchestrated and arranged music printed for these performances: ACT I: Peasant Pas de Cinq: traditional interpretation of music by Friedrich BurgmĂĽller; Ladies Variation: “Shepherd’s Return” from 18 Etudes de Genre for piano solo, orchestrated by Emil de Cou; Giselle’s Variation: traditional music attributed to Ludwig Minkus; ACT II: “Finale-allegro con moto” arranged and orchestrated by Emil de Cou. Cathedral Bells courtesy of San Francisco Opera. Costume Supervisor, Anna Watkins, London, England; Fabric Printing and Dyeing by Schultz & Wiremu; Hats and Headdresses by Mark Wheeler; Costumes constructed by Wallace & McMurray, Barbara Jane, John Sheward, Jane Johnson, Sue Smith, Roxy Cressy, Lal d’Abo; Additional costumes constructed by Andrea Riner; Tights Dyed by Amy Van Every. Boots by Pluma, Inc. of Portland, Oregon, and John Hiatt of Salt Lake City, Utah. Scenic construction and painting by San Francisco Ballet Carpentry and Scenic Departments. Borzoi Handler: Olivia Pellicer.