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Swan Lake, Fancy Free & Firebird

New York City Ballet

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Get swept away into worlds of magic, beauty, and celebration with three renowned story ballets featuring the choreography of George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins.

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Swan Lake (Tschaikovsky/Balanchine)

Fancy Free (Bernstein/Robbins)

Firebird (Stravinsky/Balanchine, Robbins)


Principal Casting

SWAN LAKE: Mearns, T. Angle, LeCrone, E. Von Enck, Chamblee
FANCY FREE: Ulbricht, Gordon, Furlan, M.T. MacKinnon, Woodward, Lundgren, Read
FIREBIRD: LaFreniere, *Walker, M. Miller, Bolden

Swan Lake (Tschaikovsky/Balanchine)

Distilling the classic story ballet Swan Lake into a drama-packed one-act work, Balanchine expertly depicts the rapture, heartache, and woe of two doomed lovers and the evil that thwarts their romance.

Fancy Free (Bernstein/Robbins)

Jerome Robbins’ first choreographed ballet and collaboration with composer Leonard Bernstein, Fancy Free is the precursor to Broadway’s On the Town, presenting three sailors and their escapades on shore leave in Manhattan. Fancy Free put Robbins on the map as someone who had a clear eye for creating compelling movement, a deft hand at telling a story, and a creative vision that was unique in the world of theater. 

Firebird (Stravinsky/Balanchine, Robbins)

Dressed in painter Marc Chagall’s exquisite sets and costumes, Firebird illustrates an enchanting Russian fairytale and the fantastical creatures of its strange world. New York City Ballet first presented Firebird in1949 at City Center, with choreography by George Balanchine, scenery and costumes by Chagall, and Maria Tallchief in the leading role. In 1970, the choreography was redesigned and became a collaboration between Balanchine and Jerome Robbins, the latter being responsible for the episode with Kastchei the Wizard and his subjects.  

New York City Ballet and The Philadelphia Orchestra 2023 residencies are made possible in part by funding from DeCrescente & Mackey Auto Group as well as additional supporting corporate sponsors & individual contributors.



SPAC Amphitheater Ground Rules

Applicable for Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival and classical events including, New York City Ballet and The Philadelphia Orchestra. View Live Nation event ground rules here. 

Permitted Items

  • Food, beverages and personal coolers are permitted. No glass containers.
  • Picnic blankets, breathable ground coverings. No plastic tarps.
  • Umbrellas and chairs are permitted, but will be restricted by sizing for use on the main amphitheater lawn, as follows:
    • Personal-sized umbrellas only are permitted on amphitheater lawn.
    • Lawn chairs must not exceed 43” when collapsed.
    • Lawn chairs on the center amphitheater lawn must not exceed 26″ in height when opened.
    • NO tents of any size will be permitted on the amphitheater lawn.

Items Not Permitted

  • Glass containers  
  • Plastic tarps
  • Lawn chairs over 43” when collapsed 
  • Tents are prohibited on amphitheater lawn 
  • Grills or cooking equipment 
  • Laser pointers 
  • Drones 
  • Professional audio or video recording equipment 
  • Cameras with detachable lenses 
  • Bikes, rollerblades, skateboards, scooters, etc. 
  • Animals (except ADA approved service animals) 
  • Illegal drugs or substances 
  • Weapons of any kind

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