Fancy Free is a ballet by Jerome Robbins, subsequently ballet master of New York City Ballet, made on Ballet Theatre, predecessor of American Ballet Theatre, to a score by Leonard Bernstein, with scenery by Oliver Smith, costumes by Kermit Love and lighting by Ronald Bates. The premiere took place on Tuesday, 18 April 1944 at the old Metropolitan Opera House, New York. The NYCB premiere took place Thursday, 31 January 1980. Fancy Free was the inspiration for a successful musical, On the Town, and a portion of the score was also used in the opening scenes of Alfred Hitchcock's Rear Window.
Performances & Interviews
- Bernstein: Fancy Freehttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0202q3y.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0202q3y.jpg2014-05-30T15:53:00.000ZCharles Hazlewood and the BBC Concert Orchestra delve into Bernstein's Fancy Free.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p0202q9r
Bernstein: Fancy FreeCharles Hazlewood and the BBC Concert Orchestra delve into Bernstein's Fancy Free.