Le Jugement de Pâris

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Ballet divertissement in one act with choreography by Perrot, music by Pugni, and design by Charles Marshall. Premiered 23 Jul. 1846 at Her Majesty's Theatre in London, with M. Taglioni, Grahn, Cerrito, and Saint-Léon. In an effort to capitalize on the huge success of the Pas de quatre (1845), Perrot staged this divertissement on a classical Greek theme, the centrepiece of which features three goddesses competing for the favours of the shepherd Paris (diplomatic to the end, he chooses none). Taglioni gave her farewell performance in this ballet on 21 Aug. 1847. Perrot re-staged it, as Le Soucis du maître de ballet, in St Petersburg in 1851.

Subjects: Dance.

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