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Paquita

WORLD PREMIERE

April 1st, 1846, Paris Opera, Paris, France
Libretto: Paul Foucher
Choreography: Joseph Mazilier
Music: Édouard Delvedez
Cast: Carlotta Grisi y Lucien Petipa

NEW VERSION

1847, Marius Petipa, Bolchoi Theater Kamenny, Saint Petersburg, Russia
Marius Petipa's version in 1882
Music: Ludwig Minkus 
Source: 1, 2

BALLET NACIONAL SODRE PREMIERE

1995, Montevideo, Uruguay
Paquita by Ludwig Minkus
Choreography: Elena Madan Vera

REVIVAL

2009, Montevideo, Uruguay
Paquita (grand pas) by Ludwing Minkus
Choreography: Alejandro Godoy based on Marius Petipa

Argumento

Paquita is the story of a girl from a noble family, the only survivor of a massacre after which she is kidnapped by a group of gypsies. Years later she returns to her natal Zaragoza, where she discovers the truth about her family and finds the love of her life, a young nobleman named Lucien, whom she saves from a plot against his life. The story has a happy ending, as Paquita discovers her noble origin and gets married to Lucien in a splendid wedding reception. This new choreographic version created by Luis Ortigoza places us in the scene of Paquita's wedding with her beloved Lucien.