Chronology - from 1970 to 1979

Copyright Marilyn J. La Vine © 2007 New York - All rights reserved
# Symbol denotes creation of role
Commencing with the year 1963, only the first performance
of each new work to his repertoire is listed.

London
March 2,1970

THE ROPES OF TIME #
The Traveler
With: Monica Mason, Diana Vere
C: van Dantzig
M: Boerman

The Royal Ballet; Royal Opera House

London
July 24,1970

LES RENDEZ‑VOUS
Variation and Adagio of Lovers
With: Merle Park
C: Ashton
M: Auber

'Tribute to Sir Frederick Ashton' Farewell Gala. The Royal Ballet,‑ Royal Opera House

Double debut evening.

London
July 24,1970

APPARITIONS
Ballroom Scene
The Poet
With: Margot Fonteyn
C: Ashton
M: Liszt

The Royal Ballet; Royal Opera House
Danced at this Ashton Farewell Gala only.

London
October 19, 1970

DANCES AT A GATHERING
Lead Man in Brown
With: Anthony Dowell, Antoinette Sibley
C: Robbins
M: Chopin

The Royal Ballet; Royal Opera House

Marseille
October 30, 1970

SLEEPING BEAUTY
Prince Desire
With: Margot Fonteyn
C: Hightower after Petipa
M: Tchaikovsky

Ballet de L'Opera de Morseille; Opera Municipal de Marseille

Berlin
November 21, 1970

SWAN LAKE
Prince Siegfried
With: Marcia Haydee
C: MacMillan
M: Tchaikovsky

Berlin Ballet of the Germon Opera; Deutsche Opera House

Brussels
March 11, 1971

SONGS OF A WAYFARER
(Leider Eines Fahrenden Gesellen) #
The Wanderer
With: Paolo Bortoluzzi
C: Bejart
M: Mahler

Ballet of the 20#, Century; Forest National Arena

  Double debut evening.

Brussels
March 11, 1971

LE SACRE DU PRINTEMPS (The Rite of Spring)
The Chosen Youth
With: Tania Bari
C: Bejart
M: Stravinsky

Ballet of the 20#, Century; Forest National Arena

American TV - CBS
March 14, 1971

BIG BERTHA #
Man
With: Bettie De Jong
C: Taylor
M: Bacharach

TV Program SpecîaI "A Bacharach Potpourri',

London
November 20, 1971

FIELD FIGURES
With: Monica Mason
C: Tetley
M: Stockhausen

The Royal Ballet,- Royal Opera House

London
December 14, 1971

CHECKMATE
The First Red Knight
With: Monica Mason
C: De Valois
M:Bliss

The Royal Ballet; Royal Opera House

London
February 21, 1972

THE AFTERNOON OF A FAUN
Boy
With: Jennifer Penney
C: Robbins
M: Debussy

The Royal Ballet, Royal Opera House

Liverpool
April 1, 1972

SIDESHOW #
With: Lynn Seymour
C: MacMillan
M: Stravinsky

The Royal Ballet; Royal Court Theatre

Mexico City
June 27, 1972

AUREOLE
With: Nicholas Gunn, Carolyn Adams,
Eileen Cropley, Ruby Shang
C: Taylor
M: Handel

Paul Taylor Dance Company; Teatro de las Bellas Artes

 

Double debut evening.

Mexico City
June 27, 1972

BOOK OF BEASTS
The Squonk - Illuminations
With:ElieChaib,Nicholas Gunn; Bettie De Jong,
Carolyn Adams, Ruby Shang, Monica Morris,
Eileen Cropley
C: Taylor
M: Misc.; Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, De Falla,
Saint-Saens

Paul Taylor Dance Company; Teatro de las Bellas Artes

London
July 26, 1972

LABORINTUS #
With: Lynn Seymour
C: Tetley
M: Berio

The Royal Ballet; Royal Opera House

Montreal
September 5, 1972

SWAN LAKE
Prince Siegfried
With: Karen Kain
C: Bruhn after Petipa/Ivanov
M: Tchaikovsky

The National Ballet of Canada; Salle Wilfrid Pelletier

Baltimore
October 11, 1972

THE MOOR'S PAVANE
The Moor
With: Mary Jago;
Winthrop Corey, Barbara Sondonato
C: Limon
M: Purcell

The National Ballet of Canada; Morris A. Mechanic Theatre

London
January 25, 1973

PRODIGAL SON
The Prodigal
With: Deanne Bergsma
C: Balanchine
M: Prokofiev

The Royal Ballet-, Royal Opera House

London
November 15, 1973

AGON
Sarabande
With: Vergie Derman, Laura Connor, David Wall
C: Balanchine
M: Stravinsky

The Royal Ballet Royal Opera House

Toronto
February 13, 1974

DON JUAN
Don Juan
With: Veronica Tennant, Karen Kain
C: Neumeier
M: Gluck /de Victoria

The National Ballet of Canada; O’Keefe Center

New York
May 15, 1974

LA FILLE MAL GARDEE
Colas
With: Merle Park
C: Ashton
M: Herold

The Royal Ballet Metropolitan Opera House

New York
May 23, 1974

MANON
Des Grieux
With: Merle Park
C: MacMillan
M: Massenet

The Royal Ballet Metroporitan Opera House

Paris
November 13, 1974

TRISTAN #
Tristan
With: Carolyn Carlson; Jean Guizerix, Wilfride Piollet,
Michael Denard
C: Tetley
M: Henze

The Paris Opera Ballet; Palais Garnier

New York
December 26,1974 to January 25,1975
'NUREYEV & FRIENDS' PROGRAM with Nureyev
dancing each work at every performance.:
APOLLO; FLOWER FESTIVAL PAS DE DEUX; AUREOLE;
MOOR'S PAVANE


With: Merle Park, Louis Falco,
Lisa Bradley & the Paul Taylor Dancers
Presented by: Sol Hurok, under the supervision of John Taras

First 'Nureyev & Friends' Program; Uris Theatre Broadway

This program originating in New York in 1974 evolved into tours with changing programs and dancers throughout the years; the last one ending in Australia, 1991.

London
April 12, 1975

COPPELIA
Franz
With: Veronica Tennant; Erik Bruhn (Dr. Coppelius)
C: Bruhn
M: Delibes

The National Ballet of Canada; London Coliseum

New York
June 19,1975

LUCIFER
Lucifer
With: Margot Fonteyn
C: Graham
M: El-Dabh

Martha Graham Dance Company Gala; Uris Theatre

New York
July 28,1975

LA VENTANA
Pas de trois
With: Cynthia Gregory, Erik Bruhn
C: Bruhn after Bournonville
M: Lumbye

American Ballet Theatre Gala; only performance by Nureyev. New York State Theatre; Lincoln Center

Madrid
September 16,1975

SONATE A TROIS
The Man
With: Patricia Rianne, Robin Haig
C: Bejart
M: Bartok

Scottish Ballet of Glasgow; Teatro Zarzuela

Madrid
September 19, 1975

THE LESSON
The Teacher
With: Elaine McDonald, Andrea Durant
C: Flindt
M: Delarue

Scottish Ballet of Glasgow; Teatro Zarzuela
 

Double debut evening.

Madrid
September 19, 1975

MOMENTS #
Leading Man
With: Brian Burn, Roy Campbell-Moore,
Richard Holland, Gavin Dorrian
C:Lewis
M:Ravel

Scottish Ballet of Glasgow; Teatro Zarzuela

Amsterdam
October 9, 1975

BLOWN IN A GENTLE WIND
(Death and Transfiguration) #

The Man
With: Sonia Marchiolli, Boudewijn Pleines, Jan-Willem DeRoo
C: van Dantzig
M: Strauss

Dutch National Ballet

New York
November 18, 1975

AMAZON FOREST
Pas de deux
With: Margot Fonteyn
Karen Lundry (Singer)
C: Ashton
M: Villa-Lobos

'Fonteyn & Nureyev Program'; Uris Theatre The ballet danced only during this program.

New York
December 16, 1975

APPALACHIAN SPRING
The Revivalist
With: Janet Eilber, Ross Parkes, Yuriko Kimura
C: Graham
M: Copland

Martha Graham Dance Company; Mark
Hellinger Theatre

New York
December 17, 1975

NIGHT JOURNEY
Oedipus
With: Diane Gray
C: Graham
M: Schuman

Martha Graham Dance Company; Mark
Hellinger Theatre

New York
December 22,1975

THE SCARLET LETTER #
Dimmesdale
With: Janet Eilber
C: Graham
M: Johnson

Martha Graham Dance Company; Mark
Hellinger Theatre

London
June 1, 1976 to July 17 1976

'NUREYEV FESTIVAL' with Nureyev dancing
at every performance in various roles.
With: London Festival Ballet, Nureyev & Friends,
The Scottish Ballet; numerous dancers
Presented by: Victor Hochhauser

June 1, 1976 Royal Gala - Sleeping Beauty with Eva Evdokimova, London Festival Ballet

First of the Festivals - followed by annual London 'Seasons' of two to seven weeks, with 33 different companies throughout the decade; ending in 1985; London Coliseum

New York
July 22, 1976

FOUR SCHUMANN PIECES
Central Figure
With: Karen Kain, Nadia Potts, Frank Augustyn
C: Van Manen
M: Schumann

National Ballet of Canada; Metropolitan
Opera House

Copenhagen
December 29, 1976

PIERROT LUNAIRE
Pierrot
With: Johnny Eliasen, Vivi Flindt
C: Tetley
M: Schoenberg

Royal Danish Ballet; Royal Theatre

New York
May 17, 1977

EL PENITENTE
Christ Figure
With: Pearl Lang
C: Graham
M: Horst

Martha Graham Dance Company;
Lunt-Fontanne Theatre

London
May 30, 1977

HAMLET PRELUDE #
Hamlet
With: Margot Fonteyn
C: Ashton
M: Liszt

Queen's Silver Jubilee Gala - Royal Opera &
Ballet, Royal Opera House

London
June 2, 1977

ROMEO & JULIET #
Romeo
WITH: Patrica Ruanne
C: NUREYEV
M: Prokofiev

'Nureyev Festival' world premiere -
London Festival Ballet; London Coliseum

London
July 11, 1977

THE TOREADOR #
The Toreador
With: Natalia Makarova
C: Flindt
M: Paulli

'Nureyev Festival'; London Coliseum

Vienna
October 30, 1977

ADAGIO HAMMERKLAVIER
Leading Man
With: Alexandra Radius
C: Van Manen
M: Beethoven

Vienna State Opera Ballet; Staatsoper

Utrecht
March 1, 1978

FAUN #
Lead
With: Alexandra Radius, Maria Aradi
C: Van Schayk
M: Debussy

Dutch National Ballet; Stadsschouwburg

Scheveningen (Netherlands)
March 20,1978

ABOUT A DARK HOUSE #
Leading Man
With: Sonja Marchioli, Henny Jurriens, Rowena Greenwood,
Arnold Goores, Mea Venema
C: van Dantzig
M: Haubenstock-Ramati

Dutch National Ballet; Circus Theatre

New York
April 11, 1978

VIVACE #
Solo
With: Andrew Litton (Pianist)
C: Louis
M: Bach

'Nureyev & Friends; Murray Louis Dance Company'; Minskoff Theatre

 

Double debut evening.

New York
April 11, 1978

THE CARNARSIE VENUS
(also called THE BRIGHTON VENUS)

The Gentleman
With: Anne McLeod
C: Louis
M: Porter

'Nureyev & Friends; Murray Louis Dance Company-, Minskoff Theatre

New York
July 24, 1978

CONSERVATOIRE (Konservatoriet)
Star Pupil
With: Nicholas Johnson, Elizabetta Terabust, Eva Evdokimova
C: Bournonville
M: Paulli

London Festival Ballet; Metropolitan Opera House

New York
July 24, 1978

LE SPECTRE DE LA ROSE
The Spirit
With: Eva Evdokimova
C: Fokine
M: Von Weber

London Festival Ballet Metropolitan Opera House.

(See August'61 TV performance.)

New York
July 24, 1978

SCHEHERAZADE
The Golden Slave
With: Manola Asensio; Terry Hayworth, Michael Pink
C: Fokine
M: Rimsky-Korsakoff

Triple debut evening.

London Festival Ballet; Metropolitan Opera
House

New York
September 14, 1978

DON QUIXOTE
Basilio
With: Yoko Ichino
C: Baryshnikov after Petipa
M: Minkus

American Ballet Theatre; Metropolitan Opera House

Vienna
January 7, 1979

ULYSSES #
Ulysses
With: Susanne Kimbauer, Gisela Cech
C: van Dantzig
M: Haubenstock-Ramati

Vienna State Opera Ballet; Staatsoper

New York
March 1, 1979

L'APRES-MIDI D�UN FAUNE
Faune
With: Charlene Gehm
C: Nijinsky
M: Debussy

'Homage to Diaghilev'
Joffrey Ballet Mark Hellinger Theatre

New York
April 8, 1979

LE BOURGEOIS GENTILHOMME #
Cleonte
With: Patricia McBride;
Jean-Pierre Bonnefous
C: Balanchine
M: R. Strauss

First and only work for Nureyev by Balanchine (revised version.)

New York City Opera; New York State Theatre

New York
April 17, 1979

MISS JULIE
Jean
With: Cynthia Gregory;
Sallie Wilson
C: Cullberg
M: Rangstrom

American Ballet Theatre; Metropolitan Opera House
Paris
December 15, 1979

MANFRED
Manfred
With: Florence Clerc, Wilfride Piollet
C: NUREYEV
M: Tchaikovsky

The world premiere held November 20,1979. Nureyev injured; danced by Jean Guizerix, Dominique Khalfouni and Wilfride Piollet.

Paris Opera Ballet; Palais des Sports

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