The Two Stars

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The Two Stars or The Stars or The Two Little Stars (aka Les Deux étoiles) is an Anacreontic ballet in 1 Act, with choreography by Marius Petipa, and music by Cesare Pugni. Libretto by Marius Petipa, based on an ancient Greek myth.[1]

First presented by the Imperial Ballet on January 31/February 6 (Julian/Gregorian calendar dates), 1871 at the Imperial Bolshoi Kamenny Theatre, St. Petersburg, Russia. Principal Dancers- Ekaterina Vazem (as the First Star), Alexandra Virginia (as The Second Star), and Pavel Gerdt (as Apollo)



  1. ^ Studies in Dance History - Volume 3, Issue 1 - Page 83 1992 ... Moscow, with the title Two Little Stars.
  • The Two Stars was the final work of the composer Cesare Pugni before he died on January 26, 1870.
  • The 1870 premiere of The Two Stars was given as a benefit performance for the Imperial Ballet's Premier danseur Pavel Gerdt.