THE LITTLE HUMPBACKED HORSE (1895)
First performed on 6 December 1895
Magical ballet in four acts and scenes, with an apothosis
Music by Cesare Pugni
Libretto by Arthur Saint-Léon based ofn fairy tale by Piotr Yershov
New version by Marius Petipa after Arthur Sain-Léon
Ivan the Fool, a favourite character in Russian fairy tales, received the gift of magical Humpbacked Horse.
The Tsar orders Ivan to bring him the beautiful Tsar-Maiden from foreign parts.
With the aid of the Humpbacked Horse, Ivan accomplishes some amazing feats and finally marries the Tsar-Maiden himself.
The Little Humpbacked Horse (Pugni) 1895