The Four Temperaments

by George Balanchine 1946

Music: Paul Hindemith (Theme with Four Variations [According to the Four Temperaments] for string orchestra and piano, 1940, commissioned by George Balanchine)

Choreography: George Balanchine

Scenery and costumes: Kurt Seligmann

Lighting: Jean Rosenthal

World premiere: 20 November 1946, Ballet Society, Central High School of Needle Trades, New York

One act ballet

The Royal Ballet

Premiere: 25 January 1973, The Royal Ballet, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London

Staging: Patricia Neary

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