The Beauty of Lebanon or The Mountain Spirit

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This article is about the ballet. For the painting which inspired Tolkien, see Josef Madlener.


The Beauty of Lebanon, or The Mountain Spirit (French: La Belle du Liban, ou L'Esprit des montagnes; Russian: Ливанская красавица, или Горный дух) is a fantastic ballet in three acts and seven scenes, with choreography by Marius Petipa[1] and music by Cesare Pugni. Libretto by E. Rappoport and Marius Petipa. The ballet was first presented by the Imperial Ballet on December 12/24 (Julian/Gregorian calendar dates), 1863 at the Imperial Bolshoi Kamenny Theatre in St. Petersburg, Russia, with Mariia Surovshchikova-Petipa (as the Mountain Spirit) and Timofei Stukolkin (as Beshir).

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Marius Petipa (Choreography)". OperaAndBallet.com. July 14, 1910. Retrieved May 24, 2016.