A Marriage During the Regency
A Marriage During the Regency (French: Un Mariage sous la Régence, Russian: Брак во времена регентства) is a ballet in 2 Acts, with choreography by Marius Petipa, and music by Cesare Pugni. Libretto by Marius Petipa.
It was the first ballet in self-directed by Marius Petipa.
First presented by the Imperial Ballet on December 18/30 (Julian/Gregorian calendar dates), 1858, at the Imperial Bolshoi Kamenny Theatre in St. Petersburg, Russia. Principal dancers - Mariia Surovshchikova-Petipa (as the Countess Matil'da) and Christian Johansson (as comte), Timofei Stukolkin, Marfa Muravyova, Anna Prikhunova, Lev Ivanov etc.
In 1870 Marius Petipa repeated this ballet in the Mariinsky Theatre.