Cyrano de Bergerac

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Ballet in three acts, with choreography and libretto by Petit, music by Constant, sets by Basarte, and costumes by Saint-Laurent. Premiered 17 Apr. 1959 by the Ballets de Paris at the Alhambra Theatre in Paris, with Petit, Jeanmaire, and Reich. The ballet is based on Rostand's 1897 heroic comedy about Cyrano, the poet with the unfortunate nose who is forced to woo the woman he loves on behalf of another man. It was revived for the Royal Danish Ballet in 1961. David Bintley choreographed a full-length version for Covent Garden in 1991 using a commissioned score by Wilfred Josephs, followed by a second version for Birmingham Royal Ballet, in 2007 with a new score by C. Davis.

Subjects: Dance.

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