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In the ballet 'Giselle', what is the name of the ghosts of young girls who died before their wedding day ?WilisIn the ballet 'Giselle' (1841), the Wilis are the spirits of dead girls who dance at night and lure men to their destruction. Myrta (or Myrtha) is the Queen of the Wilis. The music for 'Giselle' was composed by French composer Adolphe-Charles Adam (1803 - 1856).
In the ballet 'Giselle', what is the name of the Queen of the Wilis ?MyrtaIn the ballet 'Giselle' (1841), the Wilis are the spirits of dead girls who dance at night and lure men to their destruction. Myrta (or Myrtha) is the Queen of the Wilis. The music for 'Giselle' was composed by French composer Adolphe-Charles Adam (1803 - 1856).
In the ballet 'Romeo and Juliet', who was the Russian ballet dancer in the lead role?Rudolf NureyevThe ballet 'Romeo and Juliet' showcased the superb talents of Rudolf Nureyev (1938-93) and Margot Fonteyn (1919-91). It was composed by Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev (1891 - 1953).
Name the ballerina in the ballet 'Romeo and Juliet'.Margot FonteynMargot Fonteyn was a leading British ballerina, and was created a Dame of the Order of the British Empire in 1954. The ballet 'Romeo and Juliet' showcased the superb talents of Rudolf Nureyev (1938-93) and Margot Fonteyn (1919-91). It was composed by Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev (1891 - 1953). Fonteyn and Nureyev starred together in a film version of 'Swan Lake'.
Name the celebrated Russian ballet dancer (called 'the god of the dance') who is known for his revolutionary movements in his shows of 'Le Sacre du Printemps' (The Rite of Spring) and L'Apres-Midi d'un Faune (The Afternoon of a Faun).Vaslav NijinskyVaslav Fomich Nijinsky (1890 - 1950) was a Polish-born Russian ballet dancer and choreographer. Some of his famous ballets are 'Sleeping Beauty', "Giselle', 'The Spectre of the Rose' and 'Petrushka'.
Name the great Russian ballet impresario who commissioned Igor Stravinsky's famous ballet scores - L'oiseau de feu (The Firebird, 1910), Petrushka / Petrouchka (1911), Le sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring, 1913).Sergei DiaghilevSergei Pavlovich Diaghilev (1872 - 1929), commonly known as Serge, was founder of the Ballets Russes. Diaghilev commissioned ballet scores from composers such as Claude Debussy (Jeux, 1913), Maurice Ravel (Daphnis et Chloé, 1912), and Igor Stravinsky (L'oiseau de feu or The Firebird, 1910; Petrushka / Petrouchka,1911; Le sacre du printemps or The Rite of Spring, 1913).
Name the Russian ballerina known for her solo ballet 'The Dying Swan'The Swan (Le Cygne)Anna PavlovaAnna Pavlovna Pavlova (1881 - 1931) was considered to be the greatest of all prima ballerinas of her time. She is famous for her solo ballet 'The Dying Swan'. The music in 'The Swan' (Le Cygne) was composed by French composer, Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 - 1921).
Which ballet by Aram Khachaturian features the famous 'Sabre Dance' ?GayaneAram Ilich Khachaturian (1903 - 1978) was a composer of classical music. He composed the ballets 'Spartak' (Spartacus) and 'Gayane'. The final act of 'Gayane' features his very famous movement, the 'Sabre Dance'.
Which ballet first produced in 1870 at the Paris Opera is subtitled 'The Girl with Enamel Eyes' ?CoppéliaTheballet Coppélia (1870) is a mime originally choreographed by ArthurSaint Leon with music by French composer Léo Delibes (1836 - 1891).
Which ballet by Igor Stravinsky features three puppets as the central characters ?PetrushkaIgor Fyodorovitch Stravinsky (1882 - 1971) was a Russian - French - American composer of modern classical music. He is best known for his ballets L'oiseau de feu (The Firebird, 1910), Petrushka / Petrouchka (1911), Le sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring, 1913), Les Noces (The Wedding, 1923), Apollo (1928), Balustrade (1941), Danses Concertantes (1944), Orpheus (1948), Agon (1957) and Jewels (1967).
Which ballet by Tchaikovsky features the 'Dance of the Sugar-Plum Fairy' ?The NutcrackerPyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 - 1893) was a Russian composer of the Romantic era. His Anglicised name is Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky. He is known for his ballets 'Swan Lake' (1875-76), 'The Sleeping Beauty' (1888-89) and 'The Nutcracker' (1891-92).
Which ballet by Tchaikovsky features the villainous magician Von Rothbart ?Swan LakePyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 - 1893) was a Russian composer of the Romantic era. His Anglicised name is Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky. He is known for his ballets 'Swan Lake' (1875-76), 'The Sleeping Beauty' (1888-89) and 'The Nutcracker' (1891-92).
Which ballet did Michel (Mikhail) Fokine choreograph to numerous piano compositions by Frédéric Chopin ?Les SylphidesFrédéric-Franois Chopin (1810 - 1849) was one of the greatest Polish composers and an outstanding pianist. The ballet 'Les Sylphides' (1909) was originally called Chopiniana (after Chopin who composed the music). He is also known for his ballets 'Dances at a Gathering' (1969), 'In the Night' (1970) and 'A Month in the Country' (1976).
Who arranged the music for the ballet 'La Boutique Fantasque' (The Fantastic Toyshop) ?Ottorino RespighiThe music for the ballet 'La Boutique Fantasque' (The Fantastic Toyshop) was composed by the Italian composer Gioacchino Rossini (1792 - 1868) and arranged by Ottorino Respighi.
Who composed the ballet 'Job' (described as 'A Masque for Dancing') ?Ralph Vaughan WilliamsRalph Vaughan Williams (1872 - 1958) was a British composer. He composed the ballet (or 'masque for dancing' as he preferred to call it) 'Job', which is based on William Blake's 'Illustrations to the Book of Job' and not the Bible.
Who is responsible for composing the score of the ballet 'The Creatures of Prometheus' ?Ludwig van BeethovenLudwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827) was a German composer of classical music. His famous works are his Fifth Symphony, Sixth Symphony and Ninth Symphony. The Creatures of Prometheus, overture and ballet music, was created in 1801.

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