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Additional title: Magic flute (Choreographic work : Martins)
Martins, Peter, 1946- (Speaker)
Watts, Heather (Dancer)
Andersen, Ib, 1954- (Dancer)
Ohman, Frank (Dancer)
Fitzgerald, Florence (Dancer)
Hay, Douglas (Dancer)
Giljane, Espen (Dancer)
Maiorano, Robert (Dancer)
Naumann, Peter Carl (Dancer)
Horiuchi, Gen (Dancer)
Calegari, Maria (Dancer)
Mitchell, David (Set designer)
Benson, Ben C (Costume designer)
Drigo, Riccardo, 1846-1930 (Composer)
Holmes, Ralph (Lighting designer)
Kinberg, Judy (Producer)
Brockway, Merrill (Director)
New York City Ballet (Dancer)
WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.) (Producer)

Dance in America Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1983-04-25
Place: New York, N.Y.
Publisher: WNET
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 9424
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-564 (former)
Great performances (WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.))
Drigo, Riccardo, 1846-1930 Volshebnai︠a︡ fleĭta
Television programs
Televised dance
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Statement of responsibility: WNET/Thirteen ; directed by Merrill Brockway ; produced by Judy Kinberg ; choreography by Peter Martins ; music by Riccardo Drigo.
Creation/production credits: Scenery, David Mitchell; costumes, Ben Benson; lighting, Ralph Holmes.
Performers: Frank Ohman (The farmer), Florence Fitzgerald (The farmer's wife), Heather Watts (Lise), Ib Andersen (Luke), Douglas Hay (The marquis), Espen Giljane (The marquis' footman), Robert Maiorano (The sheriff), Peter Naumann (The judge), Gen Horiuchi (The judge's clerk), Maria Calegari (Oberon), and others.
Venue: Telecast on PBS on April 25, 1983 as a part of Great Performances' Dance in America series.
Funding: Preservation of this video was supported by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 videocassette (Betacam SP) (60 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
Peter Martins introduces the ballet, discussing the original Russian production and his version of The magic flute. Martin's version is then performed.
Type of Resource
Moving image
RLIN/OCLC: NYPY847010701-F
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12160168
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 59aefea0-9181-0135-b97b-31e727d4d528
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  • 1983: Created
  • 2017: Digitized
  • 2023: Found by you!
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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "The magic flute" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1983.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "The magic flute" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed March 26, 2023.

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The magic flute