Esmeralda
Pas de Deux



Music by Cesare Pugni
Choreography after Jules Perrot

TIMING: 14:00

 



The World Premiere of the original production of La Esmeralda, in three acts and five scenes, was given at Her Majesty’s Theatre, London on March 9, 1844, danced by Carlotta Grisi (Esmeralda), Julie Perrot (Gringoire) and Antoine Louis Coulon (Quasimodo).

A version of this ballet had its first performance in the United States by the Monplaisir Ballet Company in New York on September 18, 1848. The plot of the original production is based on Victor Hugo’s novel The Hunchback of Notre Dame and tells the story of Quasimodo’s hopeless love for the gypsy girl Esmeralda, the machinations of an evil priest, Frollo, and about how Quasimodo sacrifices his life to save Esmeralda.

 


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