Music: Henri Dutilleux.
Choreography: Roland Petit.
Plot: Jean Anouilh, George Neveux.
Sets and costumes: Jean Carzou.
Premiered on March 17, 1953 by the Ballets de Paris at the Thť‚tre de l'Empire.
Dancers at the premiere: Violette
Verdy, Roland Petit,
About the ballet:
Visually Le Loup is a work of haunting theatrical beauty. As always with Petit the importance of the fine design is an integral part of his creations.
(The Ballet Goer's Guide, Mary Clarke and Clement Crisp)
About the plot:
A bride is tricked by her deceitful bridegroom into marrying a wolf, she falls in love with it and follows it info the forest, where they are hunted to death.