Illuminations

by Frederick Ashton 1950

Choreographer: Frederick Ashton

Composer: Benjamin Britten

Music title: Les Illuminations, Op. 18

Poet: Arthur Rimbaud

World premiere: 2 March 1950, New York City Ballet, City Center of Music and Drama, New York

One act ballet

The Royal Ballet

Premiere: 3 December 1981, The Royal Ballet, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London

Set designer: Cecil Beaton

Costume designer: Cecil Beaton

Lighting designer: John B Read

Staging: John Taras

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