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Flames of Paris

Repertory Archive

Flames of Paris

(pas de deux)

Choreography by David Holmes and Anna-Marie Holmes
From the Original by Vasily Vainonen
Music by Boris Asafiev
Costumes by Marcos Paredes
Lighting by Nananne Porcher

World Premiere

(complete four-act ballet)
Leningrad-Kirov Ballet
November 7, 1932
Kirov Theatre of Opera and Ballet
Leningrad, Russia

Galina Ulanova (Mirelle de Poitiers)
Vakhtang Chabukiani (Jerome)

United States Premiere

Bolshoi Ballet
April 23, 1959
Metropolitan Opera House
New York, New York

Ekaterina Maximova
Gennadi Lediakh

ABT Premiere

December 31, 1972
Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Washington, D.C.

Eleanor D’Antuono
John Prinz

ABT New York Premiere

January 13, 1973
City Center 55 Street Theater
New York, New York

Eleanor D’Antuono
John Prinz