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The Thief Who Loved a Ghost

Repertory Archive

The Thief Who Loved a Ghost

Choreography by Herbert Ross and John Ward
Music by Carl Maria Von Weber
Orchestrated by Hershy Kay
Scenery and Costumes by John Ward

World Premiere

(music by Julian Freedman)
Ross-Ward Ballet d’Action
August 1950
Ramapo Lyric Festival
Ramapo, New Jersey

ABT Premiere

April 11, 1951
Metropolitan Opera House
New York, New York

John Kriza (Thief)
Ruth Ann Koesun (Isabelle/The Ghost)
Ilona Murai (Mme. Carlotta)
Lucia Chase (Fiona)
Eric Braun, Jack Beaber (Detectives)
Ralph McWilliams, William Inglis (Policemen)