M. Petipa – T. Solymosi – A. Mirzoyan – I. Prokofieva / L. Minkus – É. Deldevez


classic ballet

Balett divertissement

This production is part of the Classical Bravura triple bill which is available at the following link


Few works in classical ballet history have as many versions as the Paquita suite, also known as the Paquita Grand pas (classique). The new piece was created by Marius Petipa on the basis of the French ballet Paquita by working together with composer Ludwig Minkus to select the main musical numbers. Ever since the original premiere in Russia in 1882, the piece has used as many variations and solos, including additions from external sources, as dreamed up by the choreographer of the given production. In fact, a unique attribute of the piece is that the performing dancers often determine the numbers to dance or even perform choreographies prepared specifically for them.

Imre Kollár
Solo female
Maria Yakovleva Ellina Pohodnih Olha Skrypchenko
Solo male
Gergely Leblanc Boris Zhurilov Louis Scrivener
Pas de trois girl 1. (Petipa / Minkus / Deldevez: Paquita)
Yuki Wakabayashi Nutsa Chekurashvili Elena Sharipova
Pas de trois girl 2. (Petipa / Minkus / Deldevez: Paquita)
Miyu Takamori Lili Felméry Diana Kosyreva
Pas de trois boy (Petipa / Minkus / Deldevez: Paquita)
Taran Dumitru Viachaslau Hnedchyk Alberto Ortega de Pablos
Spanish variation (Petipa / Minkus: Grand Pas)
Yourim Lee Jessica Carulla Leon Ganna Muromtseva
Auber variation (Gzovsky / Auber: Grand Pas)
Alberto Ortega de Pablos Valerio Palumbo Christian Mathot
Armida variation (Fokin / Tcherepnin: Le Pavillon d Armide)
Stefanida Ovcharenko Matilde Noemi Barbaglia Yuliya Radziush
Talisman varition (Petipa / Gusev / Drigo: The Talisman pas de deux)
Motomi Kiyota Vince Topolánszky András Rónai
Trilby variation (Petipa / Gerber: Trilby)
Claudia García Carriera Lea Földi Natsuna Oya
Sylphide variation (Petipa / Drigo: La Sylphide (1892))
Maria Yakovleva Ellina Pohodnih Olha Skrypchenko
Male variation (Petipa / Minkus / Deldevez: Paquita)
Gergely Leblanc Boris Zhurilov Louis Scrivener
First female duo
Lea Földi Rachel Quintao Adrienn Horányi
Second female duo
Inès Furuhashi-Huber Adema Omarova
Third female duo
Stefanida Ovcharenko Anastasiia Konstantinova
Paquita girls
Artemisz Pisla Kateryna Horiaieva Ashlee Crowe Nadezhda Sorokina Anna Krupp Yuiko Adachi Dóra Szelényi Lisa Roselli Rita Hangya
the students of the Hungarian National Ballet Institute
Featuring the Hungarian State Opera Orchestra and the students of the Hungarian National Ballet Institute


Premiere: April 22, 2022


"Of the many different versions of variations included in “Paquita Suite”, the creative team – led by artistic director Tamás Solymosi and supported by Albert Mirzoyan (choreographer and ballet master) and Irina Prokofieva (ballet master) – chose those most suitable for their dancers. (...) Nóra Rományi’s costume designs were distinguished by their taste and elegance – above all: the tutus. Set designer Oleg Molchanov’s sumptuous red draperies, together with chandeliers and huge candelabra, beautifully furnished the stage."

Ilona Landgraf, Landgraf on Dance