Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

The Golden Cockerel

This spring, American audiences get their first chance to feast their eyes and ears on this exotic ballet, based on Alexander Pushkin’s folktale, that was the hit of Diaghilev’s Ballet Russes season in 1914. With his inimitable style and sensitivity, Alexei Ratmansky creates rich characters for the seductive Queen, a marvelously gullible Tsar, and the darkly magical cockerel—set against a kaleidoscope of vibrant colors that evoke a mythical Russia.

Watch behind-the-scenes video of Alexei Ratmansky’s The Golden Cockerel

  • Estimated Run Time
  • 1 hrs 47 mins
  • House Opens
  • Act I 41 minutes
  • Intermission 20 minutes
  • Act II 46 minutes
  • Ballet Ends
Jun 6 - Jun 11


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Composer Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

Choreography Michel Fokine, Alexei Ratmansky

Set Designer Richard Hudson

Costume Designer Richard Hudson

Lighting Designer Brad Fields

MUSIC ARRANGED BY Yannis Samprovalakis


Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov