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Le Spectre de la Rose

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Le Spectre de la Rose

Choreographic Poem by Theophile Gautier

Choreography by Michel Fokine
Music by Carl Maria Von Weber (Invitation to the Dance)
Libretto by Jean Louis Vaudoyer
Staged by Andre Eglevsky (1972 Revival)
Assisted by Annabelle Lyon
Staged by Kirk Peterson (2004 Revival)
Scenery and Costumes by Léon Bakst
Man's Costume by Stanley Simmons (1972 Revival)
Scenery and Costumes Recreated by Robert Perdziola (2004 Revival)
Lighting by Nananne Porcher (1972 Revival) and Brad Fields (2004 Revival)

World Premiere

Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes
April 19, 1911
Theatre de Monte Carlo
Monte Carlo, Monaco

Cast:
Tamara Karsavina
Vaslav Nijinsky

United States Premiere

Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes
April 3, 1916
Metropolitan Opera House
New York, New York

Cast:
Alexander Gavrilov
Lydia Lopoukhova

ABT Premiere

October 31, 1941
Palacio de Bellas Artes
Mexico City, Mexico

Cast:
Annabelle Lyon (Young Girl)
Ian Gibson (The Rose)

ABT New York Premiere

April 26, 1942
Metropolitan Opera House
New York, New York

Cast:
Annabelle Lyon (Young Girl)
Ian Gibson (The Rose)

Revival Premiere

(Eglevsky staging)
July 7, 1972
Metropolitan Opera House
New York, New York

Cast:
Carla Fracci (Young Girl)
Paolo Bortoluzzi (The Rose)

Revival Premiere

(Peterson staging)
October 20, 2004
City Center
New York, New York

Cast:
Xiomara Reyes (Young Girl)
Herman Cornejo (The Rose)