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Petrouchka

Petrouchka

A Burlesque in One Act


Choreography by Michel Fokine
Music by Igor Stravinsky
Staged by Dimitri Romanoff, Yurek Lazowsky
Story by Igor Stravinsky, Alexandre Benois
Scenery and Costumes by Alexandre Benois
Scenic Supervision by Oliver Smith
Costumes Supervision Frank Thompson
Lighting by Gilbert V. Hemsley Jr.

World Premiere

Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes
June 13, 1911
Théâtre du Châtelet
Paris, France

Cast:
Tamara Karsavina (Ballerina)
Vaslav Nijinsky (Petrouchka)
Alexandre Orlov (Moor)
Enrico Cecchetti (Charlatan)
Bronislava Nijinska, Ludmila Shollar (Street Dancers)

United States Premiere

Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes
January 25, 1916
Century Theatre
New York, New York

Cast:
Lydia Lopoukhova (Ballerina)
Leonide Massine (Petrouchka)
Adolphe Bolm (Moor)

ABT Premiere

August 27, 1942

Palacio de Bellas Artes
Mexico City, Mexico

Cast:
Irina Baranova (Ballerina)
Yurek Lazowsky (Petrouchka)
David Nillo (Blackamoor)
Simon Semenoff (Charlatan)
Jeanette Lauret (Chief Nursemaid)
George Skibine (Chief Coachman)
Jerome Robbins, Nicolas Orloff (Grooms)
Rosella Hightower, Jean Hunt (Street Dancers)

ABT United States Premiere

October 8, 1942

Metropolitan Opera House
New York, New York

Cast:
Irina Baranova (Ballerina)
Yurek Lazowsky (Petrouchka)
David Nillo (Blackamoor)
Richard Reed (Charlatan)
Jeanette Lauret (Chief Nursemaid)
George Skibine (Chief Coachman)
Ian Gibson, Nicolas Orloff (Grooms)
Rosella Hightower, Jean Hunt (Street Dancers)

Revival Premiere

(Romanoff/Lazowsky staging)

June 19, 1970
New York State Theater
New York, New York

Cast:
Eleanor D’Antuono (Ballerina)
Ted Kivitt (Petrouchka)
Bruce Marks (Blackamoor)
Dennis Nahat (Charlatan)
Sallie Wilson (Chief Nursemaid)
Marcos Paredes (Chief Coachman)
Diana Weber, Zhandra Rodriguez (Street Dancers)