Article Le Pavillon d'Armide (ballet in one act and three tableaux)

Music by Nikolai Tcherepnin; libretto by Alexandre Benois (based on Théophile Gautier's Omphale); sets and costumes by Alexandre Benois; choreography by Michel Fokine; premiere on 19 May 1909, Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris.

Bronislava Nijinska was attending a rehearsal of Le Pavillon d'Armide in November 1908 when she first set eyes on Serge Diaghilev. "He was an imposing figure: tall, rather heavy, impeccably dressed, carrying a walking cane and holding his hat in his left hand….The expression on his face was at once menacing and attractive—like a bulldog's, initially discouraging all friendly overtures. Looking at him, I felt that it would not be easy to become friends with Sergei Pavlovitch [Serge Diaghilev]."

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Contributors Benois, Alexandre
Fokine, Michel
Tcherepnin, Nikolai
Dates 1909
Location Paris
Théâtre Du Châtelet
Subjects Article
Songs and Music
Le Pavillon d'Armide (ballet in one act and three tableaux)
Contributor Names
Tcherepnin, Nikolai (composer)
Benois, Alexandre (librettist)
Benois, Alexandre (set_designer)
Benois, Alexandre (costume_designer)
Fokine, Michel (choreographer)
Created / Published
Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris, 19 May 1909.
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-  Songs and Music
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