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Afternoon of a Faun

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Afternoon of a Faun

Choreography by Yurek Lazowsky
from original by Vaslav Nijinsky
Music by Claude Debussy
Libretto by Stèphane Mallarmé
Scenery and Costumes by Léon Bakst

World Premiere

(under the title L’apres-midi d’un Faune)
Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes
May 29, 1912
Théâtre du Châtelet
Paris, France

Cast:
Lydia Nelidova
Vaslav Nijinsky
Bronislava Nijinska
Olga Khokhlova
Leocadia Klementovich
Mmes. Maicherska, Tcherepanova, Kopyshinska

United States Premiere

Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes
January 18, 1916
Century Theatre
New York, New York

Cast:
Leonide Massine (Faun), Lubov Tchernicheva (Nymph), Sophie Pflanz, Leocadia Klementovich, Hilda Bewicke, Lydia Sokolova, Olga Khokhlova, Boniecka

ABT Premiere

(as a pas de deux)
November 4, 1941
Palacio de Bellas Artes
Mexico City, Mexico

Cast:
Jeanette Lauret (Nymph)

George Skibine (Faun)

ABT United States Premiere

(with additional Nymphs as in original)
November 1, 1942
Metropolitan Opera House
New York, New York

Cast:
Jeanette Lauret, Hugh Laing, Rosella Hightower, Barbara Fallis, Nina Popova, Jean Davidson, Galina Razoumova, Roszika Sabo