Trilby (ballet) explained
Trilby is a ballet in 2 Acts-3 Scenes, with choreography by Marius Petipa and music by Yuli Gerber. Libretto by Marius Petipa, based on the 1822 novel Trilby, ou le lutin d'Argail by Charles Nodier.
First presented by the Ballet of the Moscow Imperial Bolshoi Theatre on January 25/February 6 (Julian/Gregorian calendar dates), 1870, in Moscow, Russia. Principal Dancers - Polina Karpakova (As Trilby), and Ludiia Geiten (as Miranda)
- Restaging by Marius Petipa for the Imperial Ballet. First presented at the Imperial Bolshoi Kamenny Theatre on January 17–29, 1871 in St. Petersburg Russia. Principal Dancers - Adèle Grantzow (as Trilby), Lev Ivanov (as Count Leopold).
- The famous variation for the male dancer in the Le Corsaire Pas de Deux is from Gerber's score for Trilby.