Les Ruses d’Amour, or The Trial of Damis

Ballet in one act
Music by Alexander Glazunov

World Première
30th January [O.S. 17th January] 1900
Hermitage Theatre, Saint Petersburg

Original 1900 Cast
Pavel Gerdt

Countess Isabella
Olga Preobrazhenskaya

Damis comes to the home of Countess Lucinda, to whose daughter he is engaged, though he has never met her. Isabella, Damis’s fiancée, puts the young man to the test by swapping clothes with her servant. Damis honourably passes the test that Isabella has devised and receives her hand as his reward.