A fabled fantasy ballet in three acts and four scenes with music by Pyotr Tchaikovsky.
Choreography by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov (1895) It boasts a revised choreography and stage direction from Konstantin Sergeyev (1950).
Libretto by Vladimir Begichey and Vasily Geltzer
Orchestra: St. Petersburg State Governor's Symphony orchestra
The World premiere was on 20 February, 1877, at the Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow and was choreographed by Julius Reisinger)
Its Premiere in St Petersburg was on 15 January 1895, at the Mariinsky Theatre to the choreography of Lev Ivanov and Marius Petipa
The premiere of Konstantin Sergeyev's version was on 8 March, 1950, at Kirov Theatre, Leningrad