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Whims of Cupid and the Ballet Master


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(orig. Dan. title Amors og Balletmesterens Luner)

Ballet in one act with libretto and choreography by Galeotti and music by Jens Lolle. Premiered 31 Oct. 1786 by the Royal Danish Ballet, Copenhagen. This comic work is the oldest ballet to survive with its original choreography and is still in RDB's repertory. It portrays several couples of different nationalities who come to pay tribute to Cupid but who are then blindfolded by the god (played by a child) and re-paired, with comic results. It has been revived by Paris Opera (1952) and Netherlands Ballet (1957).

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