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Fair at Sorochinsk

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Fair at Sorochinsk

Choreography by David Lichine
Music by Modest Mussorgsky (selections from the opera of the same name, and from A Night on Bald Mountain)
Arranged by Antal Dorati
Libretto by David Lichine adapted from Nikolai Gogol's stories
Scenery and Costumes by Nicholas Remisoff

World Premiere

October 14, 1943
Metropolitan Opera House
New York, New York

Anton Dolin (Red Coat)
Lucia Chase (Khivria)
Margaret Banks (Parassia)
Andre Eglevsky (Gritzko)
Rex Cooper (Father)
John Taras (A Friend)
Dimitri Romanoff (Mayor)
Simon Semenoff (Sexton)
Michael Kidd (Peddler)
Janet Reed (Candy Girl/The Cat)
Jerome Robbins, John Kriza, Richard Reed (Gypsies)
Nicolas Orloff (Hopak Leader)
Rosella Hightower (White Witch)