Music: Morton Gould.
Choreography and plot: Agnes De Mille.
Sets: Oliver Smith.
Costumes: Miles White.
Premiere: April 22, 1948 by the Ballet Theatre in New-York
at the Metropolitan Opera.
Dancers at the premiere: Alicia Alonso (the accused) Diana Adams (the Mother), Muriel Bentley (the Stepmother), Ruth Ann Koesun (the accused as a child), John Kriza (the Pastor).
Note: Nora Kaye was supposed to premiere this ballet, but she fell ill, so that it was Alicia Alonso who actually premiered it. However, Nora Kaye danced it afterwards with great success.
In the repertoire of the Paris Opera Ballet since 1996 (premiered by Marie-Claude Pietragalla, Kader Belarbi, Agnès Letestu and Clotilde Vayer.)