This summer, the Birmingham Royal Ballet revived Dame Ninette de Valois’s Job ballet. “Job had not been staged for 20 years. . . . Job is distinguished in every respect. Its score by Ralph Vaughan Williams resounds with solemn beauty. . . . At the conclusion of Job at the Royal Opera House, there was a moment of silence. It was as if a church service had ended. But hearty applause followed. Job is decidedly worth preserving” (The New York Times, 26 September 1993).