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Performance

Whipped Cream

Metropolitan Opera House
New York, New York

Whipped Cream


Choreography by Alexei Ratmansky
Libretto and Score by Richard Strauss
Sets and Costumes by Mark Ryden
Lighting by Brad Fields


Running Time: 105 minutes

From the delicious imaginations of Artist in Residence Alexei Ratmansky and pop surrealist visionary Mark Ryden comes a second helping of this dollop of delightful whimsy. In this fantastical confection, a young boy overindulges at a Viennese pastry shop and falls into a delirium. To escape his attending physician, the boy dreams of his triumphant rescue by Princess Praline and her court, Princess Tea Flower, Prince Coffee, and the marching Marzipan. A delight for ballet fans of all ages.

"Sumptuous yet substantial"

- Alastair Macaulay , The New York Times

"Whipped Cream is pure fun!"

- Robert Gottlieb , The Observer

"Eye-filling and visually enchanting"

- Robert Greskovic , The Wall Street Journal