(©Aulis Sallinen 2000-2001)
Musical accompaniment for the ballet by Marjo Kuusela. First performed by Sibelius Academy Symphony Orchestra, cond. Tibor Bogányi, Marjo Kuusela, choreography, Helsinki, October 26, 2001. "An exciting adventure in dance that wanders through desolate lands, battles, Mirkwood and Gollum's cave to the dragon who lives under the mountain. This adaptation of the beloved classic by J.R.R. Tolkien is presented on the main stage of the Finnish National Opera. Duration: 1 hour and 50 minutes. "A joint production of the Finnish National Opera Ballet School, the Department of Dance at the Theatre Academy, the Sibelius Academy and the Helsinki Polytechnic Stadia. Based on the book by J.R.R. Tolkien. Produced with the permission of and under license from The Saul Zaentz Company dba Tolkien Enterprises, Berkeley, CA. THE HOBBIT and all characters and places are trademark properties of Tolkien Enterprises."