Voices of Spring
A Viennese whirl of a piece, Frederick Ashton’s pas de deux is accompanied by Johann Strauss II’s spirited waltz.
A ballerina and her partner follow the swirling melodies of Johann Strauss II’s Frühlingsstimmen waltz with show-stopping choreography.
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Voices of Spring is set to the Frühlingsstimmen waltz (1883) by Johann Strauss II. Frederick Ashton created the piece for The Royal Opera’s 1977 production of Strauss’s Die Fledermaus, where it replaced one of the score’s original numbers in the second-act ball scene. The piece was renamed Voices of Spring and given its first performance independent from the operetta in a gala in Los Angeles the following year. From the opening tableau through to the dance’s low lifts, Ashton’s steps interpret the sense of effortless, gravity-defying movement that defines the waltz.
Generous philanthropic support from
Lady Ashcroft, Marina Hobson MBE and Lindsay and Sarah Tomlinson
As a mixed programme the performance lasts about 2 hours 35 minutes | including two intervals
|Music||Johann Strauss II|
|Costume designs||Julia Trevelyan Oman|
|Lighting design||John B Read|