Music: By Richard Strauss (concert suite, ca. 1917). Libretto after Molière.
Choreography: By George Balanchine.
Production: Scenery and costumes by Eugene Berman. Scenery executed by E. B. Dunkel Studios; costumes executed by Karinska, Inc.
Premiere: September 23, 1944, Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, City Center of Music and Drama, New York. Conductor: Emanuel Balaban.
Cléonte, Nicholas Magallanes; Coviel, His Valet, Peter Deign; M. Jourdain, Michel Katcharoff; Lucile, His Daughter, Nathalie Krassovska; Nicola, Her Maid, Vida Brown; 4 Ladies in Waiting; 4 Blackamoors.
DIVERTISSEMENTS: Fencers, 2 men; PAS DE SEPT: Mary Ellen Moylan, 6 women; HARLEQUINADE: Ruthanna Boris, Leon Danielian, Nikita Talin; DANSE INDIENNE: Maria Tallchief, Yurek Lazowski; PAS DE DEUX D'AMOUR: Krassovska, Magallanes.
Note: Balanchine's three productions of this ballet were completely different.
Revisions: 1945, Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo: Reviews imply some reworking.
Other Versions: 1932, Ballets Russes de Monte-Carlo. 1979, New York City Opera.