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Rodeo

(The Courting at Burnt Ranch)


Choreography by Agnes de Mille
Music by Aaron Copland
Scenery by Oliver Smith
Costumes by Santo Loquasto
Lighting by Thomas R. Skelton

World Premiere

Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo
October 16, 1942
Metropolitan Opera House
New York, New York

Cast:
kitch, Milada Mladova, Eleanora Marra, Dorothy Etheridge, Ruth Riekman

ABT Premiere

August 14, 1950
Hessisches Staatstheater
Wiesbaden, Germany

Cast:
(Champion Roper)
James Mitchell (Head Wrangler)
Charlyne Baker (Ranch Owner’s Daughter)
Ruth Ann Koesun, Paula Lloyd, Dorothy Scott (Her Eastern Friends from Kansas City)