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Choreography Mark Morris
Music Jean-Philippe Rameau - Comédie Lyrique (“Ballet Bouffon”) In a Prologue and Three Acts
Scenic Design Adrianne Lobel
Costume Design Isaac Mizrahi
Lighting Design James F. Ingalls
Instrumentation orchestra and chorus; 8 vocalists
Number of Dancers 18
Runtime Ep: 41 min; Act 1: 35 min; Act 2: 25 min


Libretto by Adrien-Joseph Le Valois d’Orville after Jacques Autreau’s play Platée, ou Junon jalouse.

An original Royal Opera Covent Garden/Discalced, Inc. production in association with the Edinburgh International Festival of 1997.

Press Quotes

  • "...Mr. Morris's invention - his mix of classic beauty and the absurd - is continually absorbing"
    New York Times
  • "an entertainment unequaled in either Rameau’s time or our own."