The Seven Deadly Sins

by George Balanchine 1958

Music: By Kurt Weill (Die sieben Todsünden, produced 1933, commissioned by Boris Kochno and Edward James)

Text: Bertolt Brecht, from a suggestion by Boris Kochno and Edward James, translated by W. H. Auden and Chester Kallman (translation commissioned by Lincoln Kirstein)

Choreography: George Balanchine

Scenery, costumes, and lighting: Rouben Ter-Arutunian

Scenery executed: T. B. McDonald Construction Company

World premiere: 4 December 1958, New York City Ballet, City Center of Music and Drama, New York

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