Ritual – Dark Elegies – Raymonda, act III

Ritual – Dark Elegies – Raymonda, act III (1968) was a ballet production by The Norwegian National Opera. The production was performed on The Norwegian National Opera’s main stage in Folketeateret. The production comprised 3 ballets: 

Ritual, choreography by John Butler, music by Gunnar Sønstevold.

Dark Elegies, choreographed by Antony Tudor to music by Gustav Mahler.

Raymonda, act III, choreography by Rudolf Nureyev after Marius Petipa, music by Alexander Glazunov.


(Objekt ID 118276)
Object type Production
Premiere Navember 9, 1968
Produced by The Norwegian National Opera & Ballet
Based on Dark Elegies by Antony Tudor, Gustav Mahler; Raymonda by Marius Petipa, Alexander Glazunov
Audience Adults
Language German
Expressions Ballet


Anne-Margrethe Skari’s private archive. Donated by Anne-Margrethe Skari, 17.11.2021

Contributors (13)
Name Role
John Butler – Choreography (Ritual)
Rudolf Nureyev – Choreography (Raymonda, 3 akt)
Marius Petipa – Choreography (Raymonda, 3 akt)
Antony Tudor – Choreography (Klagesang)
Arvid Fladmoe – Musical Management (Ritual / Klagesang)
Alexander Glazunov – Music (Raymonda, 3 akt)
Gustav Mahler – Music (Klagesang)
Gunnar Sønstevold – Music (Ritual)
Guri Pahle Glad – Dancer (Ritual)
Julia Simonne – Dancer (Raymonda, 3 akt)
Hanne Skram – Dancer (Ritual)
Marte Sæther – Dancer (Raymonda, 3 akt)
Astrid Hellesnes – Singer (Klagesang)