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26 June 2019 (Wed), 19:00 World famous Bolshoi Ballet and Opera theatre (established 1776) - Small Stage - Tours of the Chelyabinsk State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre Classical Ballet Edouard-Marie-Ernest Delvedez & Ludwig Minkus "Paquita" Ballet in two acts

Schedule for Edouard-Marie-Ernest Delvedez & Ludwig Minkus "Paquita" Ballet in two acts 2020

Composer: Ludwig Minkus
Composer: Edouard-Marie-Ernest Delvedez
Choreography: Pierre Lacotte

Classical Ballet in 2 acts

Premiere of this production: January 2001 , Paris National Opera

Paquita... is pure opulence – spectacularly demanding choreography, a sweeping score, rich gold drapes and sparkling tutus for the women

Libretto by Pierre Foucher and Joseph Mazilier

Choreography by Pierre Lacotte
after Joseph Mazilier (1846) et Marius Petipa (1882)
Musical version: David Coleman
Sets and Costumes: Luisa Spinatelli
Lighting Designer: Philippe Albaric

Paquita is a ballet in two acts and three scenes, with libretto by Joseph Mazilier and Paul Foucher. Originally choreographed by Joseph Mazilier to the music of Edouard Deldevez. First presented by at the Salle Le Peletier by the Paris Opera Ballet on 1 April 1846. The work was retained in the repertory of the Opйra until 1851.
In 1847, Paquita was staged for the first time in Russia for the Imperial Ballet of St. Petersburg by Marius Petipa and Pierre-Frйdйric Malevergne, being the first work ever staged by Petipa in Russia. In 1881 Petipa produced a revival of the ballet for which he added new pieces specially composed by Ludwig Minkus. This included the Pas de trois (a.k.a. the Minkus Pas de trois or Paquita Pas de trois) for the first act, and the Paquita Grand pas classique and the Mazurka des enfants (Children's mazurka) for the last act. Petipa's version of Paquita was retained in the repertory of the Mariinsky Theatre until 1926.
Marius Petipa's 1881 additions for Paquita survived long after the full-length ballet left the stage. In 1896 prima-balerina Mathilde Ksheshinskaya (Princess Romanov) was behind the Grand Pas re-staging, for the occasion of the Centennial celebrations of Catherine the Great death. Today these pieces, particularly the Pas Grand pas classique, are major cornerstones of the traditional classical ballet repertory, and have been staged by ballet companies throughout the world.
In 2001, the Ballet Master Pierre Lacotte produced a revival of full-length, two act Paquita for the Paris Opera Ballet. Although Lacotte re-choreographed most of the ballet himself, he restored Joseph Mazilier's original mime sequences and mise-en-scиne, as well as Marius Petipa's 1881 additions.

Schedule for Edouard-Marie-Ernest Delvedez & Ludwig Minkus "Paquita" Ballet in two acts 2020

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