5 Female Solos, 1 Male Solo & Pas De Deux
“Birthday Variations” was commissioned by Becky D’Angelo as a birthday present to her husband Dino, who owned Chicago’s Civic Opera House, and loved Verdi’s music.
“…The result is more than a piece d’occasion. Birthday Variations, set to some of Verdi’s infectious opera-ballet music, is a sparkling showpiece of classical dancing.”
—Anna Kisselgoff, New York Times
March 6, 1986
Number of Dancers:
6 (1 male, 5 female)