First performed on 10 February 1900
Ballet in two acts
Music by Riccardo Drigo
Libretto by Marius Petipa
Choreography by Marius Petipa
Cassandre wants to marry her daughter Columbine, who is in love with Harlequin, off to the wealthy Leander. When he leaves for the the carnival, he locks the girl up at home.
Pierretta, Columbine’s friend, uses cunning to obtain the key from Pierrot, Casandre’s servant. The lovers are reunited. Cassandre returns unexpectedly, however, and orders his servants to punish Harlequin severely.
The Good Fairy who watches over the young man brings him back to life, but Cassandre and Leander have managed to carry Columbine off. With a wave of her magic wand the fairy frees the captive.
Harlequin and Columbine are back together. Everyone rejoices and dance.
Harlequinada (Drigo) 1900