The Parisian Market or Le Marché des Innocents

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The Parisian Market (aka Le Marché des parisien or Les Marché des Innocents) is a comic ballet in one act, with choreography by Marius Petipa, and music by Cesare Pugni. Libretto by Marius Petipa.

First presented by the Imperial Ballet under the title Le Marché des parisien on 5 May [O.S. 23 April] 1859 at the Imperial Bolshoi Kamenny Theatre in St. Petersburg, Russia. Principal dancers: Mariia Surovshchikova-Petipa (as Lizetta), Marius Petipa (as Simon), and Timofei Stukolkin (as the Marquis Megrèle).

Revivals/Restagings[edit]

  • Revival by Lev Ivanov for the Imperial Ballet. First presented for the Imperial court at the theatre of Krasnoe Selo, St. Petersburg, on July 6–18, 1892.