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#31 Lexie

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Posted 25 July 2008 - 03:53 AM

In the royal Ballet Version I am used to, Violente is described as 'Fairy of Passion' but the electricity theory explains the pointing.
The Breadcrumb Fairy is described as 'Fairy of Generosity', and the gold 'fairy' in the last act is played by a male.

#32 Mel Johnson

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Posted 25 July 2008 - 04:20 AM

The Act III fairies always seem to give choreographers the whibbies, so all sorts of things have happened to them. The Sapphire (5/4) variation proved so musically daunting that it didn't get used, Gold went to the Vision Scene and I don't know what happened to the entree music in that production. Diamond sort of segues into the coda, so I think it got used, but the pas de quatre fairies did a sort of curtain-raiser in the entree to the grand pas de deux to the principal couple.

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Posted 23 September 2010 - 06:38 AM

In Martins' version for NYCB, are the first-act fairies named or otherwise identified - cannot recall.

#34 Kathleen O'Connell

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Posted 23 September 2010 - 06:58 AM

In Martins' version for NYCB, are the first-act fairies named or otherwise identified - cannot recall.


They are: Tenderness, Vivacity, Generosity, Eloquence, and Courage


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