Frizak the Barber

Frizak the Barber (The Barber or Frizak or The Double Wedding) is a comic ballet in one act, with choreography by Marius Petipa and music adapted by Ludwig Minkus from themes derived from Italian opera (from the works of Giacomo Meyerbeer, Giuseppe Verdi, Vincenzo Bellini and Gioacchino Rossini).

The ballet was first presented by the Imperial Ballet on March 11/23 (Julian/Gregorian calendar dates) 1879 at the Imperial Bolshoi Kammeny Theatre in St. Petersburg, Russia.

The principal dancers at the première included Mariia Gorshenkova and Pavel Gerdt.


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