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Namouna


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Ballet in two acts with choreography by Lucien Petipa, libretto by Petipa and Charles Nuitter, music by É. Lalo, sets by Rubé, Chaperon, and J. B. Lavastre, and costumes by Eugène Lacoste. Premiered 6 Mar. 1882 at the Paris Opera with Rita Sangalli, Mérante, and Pluque. The ballet, which is set in 17th-century Corfu, tells the story of Lord Adriani who loses everything, including Namouna, his favourite slave-girl, in a bet with Count Ottavio. Peter Wright staged a new version for the Stuttgart Ballet in 1967.

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