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Aleko


Ballet by Leonide Massine and Marc Chagall
Libretto by inspired by Pushkin's poem Gypsies
Choreography by Leonide Massine
Music by Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky (Trio in A Minor)
Orchestrated by Erno Rapee
Scenery and Costumes by Marc Chagall
Artistic collaboration Henry Clifford
Lighting by Gilbert V. Hemsley Jr. (1968 Revival)

World Premiere

September 8, 1942
Palacio de Bellas Artes
Mexico City, Mexico

Cast:
Alicia Markova (Zemphira)
George Skibine (Aleko)
Hugh Laing (Young Gypsy)
Antony Tudor(Zemphira’s Father)
Lucia Chase (Fortune Teller)

New York Premiere

October 6, 1942
Metropolitan Opera House
New York, New York

Cast:
Alicia Markova (Zemphira)
George Skibine (Aleko)
Hugh Laing (Young Gypsy)
Antony Tudor(Zemphira’s Father)
Lucia Chase (Fortune Teller)

Revival Premiere

July 12, 1968
Metropolitan Opera House
New York, New York

Cast:
Lupe Serrano (Zemphira)
Royes Fernandez (Aleko)
Bruce Marks (Young Gypsy)
Richard Gain (Zemphira’s Father)
Rosanna Seravalli (Fortune Teller)

Notes

Dmitri Romanoff assisted with the staging of the 1968 production, but was not credited in the program.