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Lady of the Camellias

Lady of the Camellias


Choreography by John Neumeier
after the novel by Alexandre Dumas, fils
Music by Frédéric Chopin
Staged by Kevin Haigen, Victor Hughes
Scenery and Costumes by Jürgen Rose
Lighting Concept by John Neumeier
Lighting Reconstructed by Ralf Merkel

World Premiere

Stuttgart Ballet
November 4, 1978
Weurttemberg Staatstheatre
Stuttgart, Germany

Cast:
Marcia Haydée (Marguerite Gautier)
Egon Madsen (Armand Duval)
Birgit Keil (Manon Lescaut)
Richard Cragun (Des Grieux)

United States Premiere

Stuttgart Ballet
May 15, 1979
Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Washington, D.C.

Cast:
Egon Madsen (Armand Duval)
Marcia Haydée (Marguerite Gautier)
Birgit Keil (Manon Lescaut)
Richard Cragun (Des Grieux)

World Premiere

Revised Production
Hamburg Ballet
February 1, 1981
Staatsoper Hamburg
Hamburg, Germany

Cast:
Marcia Haydée (Marguerite Gautier)
Kevin Haigen (Armand Duval)
Lynne Charles (Manon Lescaut)
Jean-Christophe Maillot (Des Grieux)

United States Premiere

Revised Production
Hamburg Ballet
February 13, 2007
Orange County Performing Arts Center
Costa Mesa, California

Cast:
Joëlle Boulogne (Marguerite Gautier)
Alexandre Riabko (Armand Duval)
Heather Jurgensen (Manon Lescaut)
Otto Bubeníček (Des Grieux)

ABT Premiere

May 25, 2010
Metropolitan Opera House
New York, New York

Cast:
Julie Kent (Marguerite Gautier)
Roberto Bolle (Armand Duval)
Gillian Murphy (Manon Lescaut)
David Hallberg (Des Grieux)