(La) Esmeralda
(pas de deux)

Music by Cesare Pugni
Choreography by Nicholas Beriosoff, from the original of Jules Perrot
Reproduced for ABT by John Gilpin
Lighting by Nananne Porcher

World Premiere: (of original production) Her Majesty's Theatre, London, 3/9/1844. Original Cast: Carlotta Grisi, Jules Perrot, Antoine Louis Coulon.

ABT Premiere: New York State Theater, New York, 3/19/65
Cast: Lupe Serrano, John Gilpin.

The plot of the original production is based on Victor Hugo’s novel The Hunchback of Notre Dame and tells the story of Quasimodo’s hopeless love for the gypsy girl Esmeralda, the machinations of an evil priest, Frollo, and about how Quasimodo sacrifices his life to save Esmeralda.


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