Serenade – Arcade – In memory of Vemod

Serenade – Arcade – In memory of Vemod (1970) was a ballet production by The Norwegian National Opera. The production was performed by The Norwegian National Opera in Folketeateret and comprised 3 ballets:

Serenade, choreographed by George Balanchine to music by Peter Tchaikovsky.

Arcade, choreographed by Attilio Labis to music by Hector Berlioz (Norwegian premiere).

In memory of Vemod, choreographed by Donya Feyer (see separate entry for this work).

In 1970, Serenade was performed in Helsinki together with Symphony in C, Summernight, Dark Elegies and Apollon Musagète.


(Objekt ID 87284)
Object type Production
Premiere February 25, 1970
Produced by The Norwegian National Opera & Ballet
Based on Serenade by George Balanchine, Peter Tsjaikovskij
Audience Adults
Expressions Ballet
Running period February 25, 1970  


Terje Boye-Hansen, e-mail, 16.05.2022

Repertoire archive, The Norwegian National Opera and Ballet, 18.05.2018.

Contributors (10)
Name Role
George Balanchine – Choreography (Serenade)
Attilio Labis – Choreography (Arcade)
Zdenko Peharda – Musical Management
Hector Berlioz – Music (Arcade)
Modest Tsjaikovaskij – Music (Serenade)
Barbara Karinska – Stage design (Serenade)
Alistair Powell – Stage design (Arcade)
Barbara Karinska – Costume design (Serenade)
Ellen Kjellberg – Dancer (Arcade)
Hanne Skram – Dancer (Arcade)