Music: Actress on Tiptoe

Since the revival of Russian-style ballet in this country 16 years ago, U.S. balletomanes have seldom had to go hungry for classical numbers. But for a broader menu ranging from the serene and classic to the troubled and modern, they have gone more & more over the last ten years to the best U.S. company, Ballet Theatre. Last week, after starving for a season while Director-Dancer Lucia Chase hunted up angels, Manhattan ballet fans packed into the Metropolitan Opera House for an opening-night feast.

After a classical Swan Lake and the sprightly Fancy Free,...

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