Cole Porter

Princeton University Performs Ballet With Rarely Heard Cole Porter Score

Published By: 
Dasha Koltunyuk
Jul 3, 2017

Two years ago, Princeton University music professor Simon Morrison was working on an article in the archives of Yale University when he noticed the original score for a ballet by none other than Cole Porter. Within the Quota, which had libretto, scenery, and costumes by wealthy expatriate artist Gerald Murphy, premiered in Paris in 1923 and was Porter’s only commission for a ballet.