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Choreographer Marius Petipa
Music Léon Minkus
Premiere -February 13, 1891 (Julian calendar)
-February 25, 1891 (Gregorian calendar)
Imperial Mariinsky Theatre,
Saint Petersburg, Russia
Original ballet company Imperial Russian Ballet
Characters -Cigala
-René, Marietta's father

Kalkabrino is a ballet in three acts/three scenes[clarification needed], with choreography by Marius Petipa and music by Léon Minkus.

Première performance[edit]

The ballet was first presented by the Imperial Russian Ballet on February 13, 1891, on the Julian calendar (February 25, 1891 on the Gregorian calendar; Rajab 16, 1308 on the Islamic Calendar; Adar 17, 5651 on the Hebrew Calendar), at the Imperial Mariinsky Theatre in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

Première principal dancers[edit]

The principal dancers at the première were:

Production notes[edit]

  • This work was not produced with the participation of Minkus, who had already retired to Vienna in 1886. Instead, the score was a pastiche of airs extracted from several ballets.

See also[edit]