The Golden Cockerel
Original performance: Columbia university
Teatro, The Italian Academy, 1161 Amsterdam Avenue (at 117th street)
A puppet adaptation of the beloved, final fairtale of Alexander Pushkin. Inspired by Natalia Goncharova's hedonistic set and costumes for the 1914 Ballets Russes Le Coq d'Or, a whimsical cautionary fable about a foolish Czar. Amy Trompetter designed and directed a new puppet adaptation, The Golden Cockerel. For this new adaptation, composer Raphael Mostel arranged a new score derived from Rimsky-Korsakov's fantastical final operatic masterpiece, Le Coq d'Or, and Catharine Nepomnyashchy created a new English language version of the original Golden Cockerel (Zolotoy Petushok).