Music by Grand Duke Peter Georgievich of Oldenburg
20th October [O.S. 8th October] 1857
Tsarskoe Selo, Saint Petersburg
Original 1857 Cast
A rose and a violet have both become enamored by a gorgeous butterfly, who flutters around them, paying court to their sweet embrace. The blossoms attempt to succeed the other with their floral charms, however, at the end of the proceedings, the butterfly chooses to fly away rather than exclude one over the other.