(AKA Frizak the Barber The Barber or Frizak or The Double Wedding) is a comic in 1 Act/1 Scene, with ballet choreography by Marius Petipa and music adapted by Ludwig Minkus from themes derived from Italian opera (from the works of Giacomo Meyerbeer, Giuseppe Verdi, Vincenzo Bellini and Gioacchino Rossini).
The ballet was first presented by the
Imperial Ballet on March 11/23 ( Julian/ Gregorian calendar dates), 1879 at the Imperial Bolshoi Kammeny Theatre in St. Petersburg, Russia.
The principal dancers at the première included
Mariia Gorshenkova and Pavel Gerdt.
It has been conjectured by ballet historians that this was work was a revival of a ballet of the same title originally produced by Petipa's father
Jean for the Ballet du Théâtre de la Monnaie in Brussels, Belgium, where it was first performed on February 19, 1822.
(1848) Le Diable amoureux (as "Satanella")
(1849) Leda, the Swiss Milkmaid
(1850, 1884, 1899, 1903) Giselle
(1855) The Star of Granada
(1857) The Rose, the Violet, and the Butterfly
(1858, 1863, 1868, 1885, 1899) Le Corsaire
(1858) A Marriage During the Regency
(1859, *1861) The Parisian Market
Les Ruses d'Amour or The Trial of Damis (1900)
(1900) The Seasons
The Heart of the Marquis (1902)
The Magic Mirror (1903)
The Romance of the Rosebud and the Butterfly (never presented)