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Helen of Troy

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Helen of Troy


Choreography by David Lichine
Music by Jacques Offenbach (for La Belle Helene)
Music Arranged by Antal Dorati
Libretto by David Lichine and Antal Dorati
Scenery and Costumes by Marcel Vertes
Lighting by Gilbert V. Hemsley Jr.

World Premiere

November 29, 1942
Masonic Temple Auditorium
Detroit, Michigan

Cast:
Irina Baronova (Aphrodite/Helen)
Anton Dolin (Paris)
Jerome Robbins (Hermes)
Lucia Chase(Palas Athene)
Jean Hunt(Lamb)
Rosella Hightower (Hera)
Simon Semenoff (Menelaus)
Donald Saddler (Calchas)
Yurek Lazowsky (Orestes)
Annabelle Lyon (Chrisothemis)

New York Premiere

April 3, 1943
Metropolitan Opera House
New York, New York

Cast:
Vera Zorina (Helen)
Sono Osato (Aphrodite)
Andre Eglevsky (Paris)
Jerome Robbins (Hermes)
Lucia Chase(Palas Athene)
Jean Hunt(Lamb)
Rosella Hightower (Hera)
Simon Semenoff (Menelaus)
Donald Saddler (Calchas)
Yurek Lazowsky (Orestes)
Annabelle Lyon (Chrisothemis)