Echoing of Trumpets (1963)


Echoing of Trumpets

L-R Veronika Mlakar, Sally Bliss , Elizabeth Lee
Photo courtesy of Sally Brayley Bliss


This ballet was created to the memory of the Czechoslovakian village of Lidice, which was destroyed in 1942 by Nazis who brutally attacked the inhabitants of a defenseless village. Tudor felt it could be any place, any time during a war.

Antony Tudor
Music / Composer
Bohuslav Martinu
Fantaisies Symphoniques
(Symphony no. 6)
Original Title
Ekon av Trumpeter
Echoes of Trumpets
First Performance
Royal Opera House
September 28, 1963
Royal Swedish Ballet.
First Cast Performance
Gerd Andersson, Catherina Ericson, Viveka Ljung, Kerstin Lust, Hervor Sjostrand, Kari Sylwan, Annette Wiedersheim-Paul, Mario Mengarelli, Jacques De Lisle, Eki Eriksson, Ulf Gadd, Nils Johansson, Nisse Winqvist, Richard Wold, Svant Lindberg
Originals by Birger Bergling
First New York Premiere
New York
Metropolitan Opera House
March 27, 1966
Metropolitan Opera Ballet
(title: Echoes of Trumpets)
First ABT Premiere
East Lansing, Michigan
University Auditorium
November 15, 1967
Virginia Doris 1990
Number of Dancers
3+4 Women, 2+6 Men
Average Length
25 Minutes
Ballet West; Royal Swedish Ballet; English National Ballet; Asami Maki Ballet (Japan)
Ballet West (?); Louisville Ballet (?); Royal Swedish Ballet; English National Ballet; Asami Maki Ballet (Japan)
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Ballet Synopsis excerpted with permission from
The Ballets of Antony Tudor by Judith Chazin-Bennahum.



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