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The Combat

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The Combat

Choreography by William Dollar
Music by Raffaello De Banfield
Libretto by Roland Petit based on Tasso's poem Gerusalernme liberata
Scenery and Costumes by Georges Wakhevitch
Lighting by Jean Rosenthal

World Premiere

(as a pas de deux – Le Combat)
Les Ballets de Paris de Roland Petit
February 24, 1949
Prince’s Theatre
London, England

Cast:
Janine Charrat
Vladimir Skouratoff

United States Premiere

(as a pas de deux – Le Combat)
Les Ballets de Paris
October 6, 1949
Winter Garden Theatre
New York, New York

Cast:
Colette Marchand
Milorad Miskovitch

ABT Premiere

July 23, 1953
Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
London, England

Cast:
Melissa Hayden
John Kriza
Scott Douglas
Eugene Tanner
Erik Kristen

United States Premiere

December 27, 1953
Metropolitan Opera House
New York, New York

Cast:
Melissa Hayden
John Kriza
Scott Douglas
Eugene Tanner
Ivan Allen