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Devil's Holiday (Le Diable s'amuse) (1939)

Ballet in a prologue and three scenes by Vincenzo Tommasini

M Music by
S Scenery by
C Costumes by
D Danced by
FP First performance
NP New production
R Reproduced by
ST Staging (indicates that the ballet was produced in substantially its original form)

M Vincenzo Tommasini, on themes by Niccolò Paganini
Curtain SC Eugene Berman

D The Old Lord: Simon Semenoff; His Daughter: Alexandra Danilova; The Young Lover: Frederic Franklin; The Fiancé: George Zoritch; The Devil: Marc Platoff; The Gypsy Girl: Nathalie Krassovska; The Old Woman: Tatiana Chamié; The Beggar: Robert Irwin; The Hat-Seller: Alexander Goudovitch
Variations: 1 Alexandra Danilova; 2 Rosella Hightower, Marina Novikova, Anna Scarpova, Roy Milton, Boris Belsky; 3 Nathalie Krassovska, George Zoritch, Chris Volkoff; 4 Tatiana Flotat, Tatiana Grantzeva, Rosella Hightower, Milada Mladova, Marina Novikova, Anna Scarpova; 5 Leila Lelanova, Jean Vallon, Charles Dickson, Ian Gibson; 6 George Zoritch, Chris Volkoff, Roy Milton, Robert Steele; 7 Alexandra Danilova; 8 Frederic Franklin; Bailiffs, Hunters, Guests: corps de ballet
FP Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, Metropolitan Opera House, New York, 26 October 1939

NP Cincinnati Ballet: excerpts only: R Frederic Franklin; C Diana Vandergriff
D Pas de deux: Tricia Sundbeck and Dimitri Trubchanov
FP Aronoff Center for the Arts, Cincinnati OH, 18 October 2002

NP Royal Ballet: excerpts only: R Frederic Franklin: C Allan Watkins
D Solo: Martin Harvey; Pas de deux: Laura Morera, Martin Harvey
FP Royal Opera House, London, 13 November 2004 (matinee)