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  • Manuscript/Mixed Material
    Le Mariage d'Aurore [2] Costume Design. 1 drawing : pencil, watercolor ; 19.75 x 12.75 in. | Costume design for (Bronislava) Nijinska as Siamese Butterfly in Le Mariage d'Aurore (Content). 1922 (Date).
    • Contributor: Benois, Alexandre - Goncharova, Nataliia Sergeevna

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    Boris Godunov (opera) Article. Music by Modest Mussorgsky, revised and orchestrated by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov; libretto by Modest Mussorgsky, after Aleksandr Pushkin; stage direction: Alexander Sanin; sets by Aleksandr Golovin, Alexandre Benois, and Konstantin Yuon; costumes by Ivan Bilibin, Dmitri Stelletsky, Aleksandr Golovin, Alexandre Benois, Boris Anisfeld, Eugene Lanceray, Stephan Yaremich, and Konstantin Yuon; stage direction by Alexander Sanin; choreography by Michel Fokine; premiere on 19 May 1908,...
    • Contributor: Mussorgsky, Modest - Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai - Sanin, Alexander - Golovin, Aleksandr - Benois, Alexandre - Yuon, Konstantin - Bilibin, Ivan - Yaremich, Stephan - Anisfeld, Boris - Stelletsky, Dmitri - Lanceray, Eugene
    • Date: 1908-05-19
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    Le Pavillon d'Armide (ballet in one act and three tableaux) Article. 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,...
    • Contributor: Tcherepnin, Nikolai - Benois, Alexandre - Fokine, Michel
    • Date: 1909-05-19
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    Le Festin (suite of dances) Article. Bronislava Nijinska remembered the “Grand Pas Classique Hongrois,” from the ballet Raymonda, which concluded the premiere performance of Le Festin. “The triumphant furor at the end of the performance was so great, there are not adequate words to describe the enthusiasm of the audience.”
    • Contributor: Glazunov, Aleksandr - Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai - Glinka, Mikhail - Mussorgsky, Modest - Tchaikovsky, Petr Ilich - Korovin, Konstantin - Bakst, Leon - Benois, Alexandre - Bilibin, Ivan - Marius Petipa - Kshessinsky, Feliks - Fokine, Michel - Gorsky, Aleksandr - Golts, Nikolai
    • Date: 1909-05-18
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    Les Sylphides (ballet; "Romantic reverie" in one act) Article. Music by Frédéric Chopin, orchestrated by Aleksandr Glazunov, Igor Stravinsky, and Sergei Taneyev; sets and costumes by Alexandre Benois; choreography by Michel Fokine; premiere on 2 June 1909, Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris. [A prior version of the work was produced in 1907 as Chopiniana.]
    • Contributor: Chopin, Frédéric - Glazunov, Aleksandr - Stravinsky, Igor - Taneyev, Sergei - Benois, Alexandre - Fokine, Michel
    • Date: 1909-06-02
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    Schéhérazade (choroegraphic drama in one act) Article. Music by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov; libretto by Léon Bakst, Alexandre Benois and Michel Fokine; sets and costumes by Léon Bakst; choreography by Michel Fokine; premiere on 4 June 1910, Théâtre National de l’Opéra, Paris. With its exotic and colorful décor and cast of harem wives and slaves, Schéhrazade was considered the epitome of Diaghilev’s Orientalism and one of the most popular ballets produced by...
    • Contributor: Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai - Bakst, Léon - Benois, Alexandre - Fokine, Michel
    • Date: 1910-06-04
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    Giselle (ballet in 2 acts) Article. Music by Adolphe Adam; libretto by Vernoy de Saint-Georges and Théophile Gautier; sets and costumes by Alexandre Benois; choreography by Jean Coralli, Jules Perrot, Marius Petipa, with revisions by Michel Fokine; premiere on 18 June 1910, Théâtre National de l’Opéra, Paris.
    • Contributor: Adam, Adolphe - Saint-Georges, Vernoy De - Gautier, Théophile - Benois, Alexandre - Coralli, Jean - Perrot, Jules - Petipa, Marius - Fokine, Michel
    • Date: 1910-06-18
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    Petrouchka (ballet in four tableux) Article. Nijinska also discusses her brother Vaslav Nijinsky’s performance at the end of the work: “With an agonizing pain and sadness in his eyes, he extends a trembling arm in farewell to the crowd, knowing that only they, the gray, common, Russian crowd, love and understand Petrouchka. The heavy wooden head hangs to one side, and the tragic eyes stare out of the grotesque,...
    • Contributor: Stravinsky, Igor - Benois, Alexandre - Fokine, Michel
    • Date: 1911-06-13
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    L' Coq d'Or (opera) Article. Music by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov; libretto by Vladimir Belsky and Alexandre Benois, after Aleksandr Pushkin; sets and costumes by Natalia Goncharova; stage direction and choreography by Michel Fokine; premiere on 24 May 1914, Théâtre National de l’Opéra, Paris. [The opera was first produced in 1909 in Moscow.]
    • Contributor: Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai - Belsky, Vladimir - Benois, Alexandre - Goncharova, Natalia - Fokine, Michel
    • Date: 1914-05-24
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    Le Rossignol (opera) NOTE: there are no documents in the collections pertaining to this.
    • Contributor: Stravinsky, Igor - Mitusov, Stepan - Benois, Alexandre - Romanov, Boris - Sanin, Alexander
    • Date: 1914-05-26
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    The Sleeping Princess (ballet in 4 acts) Article. Described as a “gorgeous calamity” by critics, The Sleeping Princess ran for 115 performances but nearly bankrupted Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes. To finance the lavish production of The Sleeping Princess envisioned by Diaghilev, the Alhambra Company gave him an advance against box office receipts of nearly ₤20,000. Diaghilev could not pay back the borrowed sum; the sets and costumes were impounded and...
    • Contributor: Tchaikovsky, Petr Ilich - Stravinsky, Igor - Benois, Alexandre - Petipa, Marius - Nijinska, Bronislava
    • Date: 1921-11-02
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    Aurora's Wedding (Le Mariage de la Belle au Bois Dormant) (ballet in 1 act) Article. Aurora’s Wedding, a twenty-minute, one-act version of the court scenes from the ill-fated production of The Sleeping Princess. Aurora’s Wedding was performed over 200 times until 1929.
    • Contributor: Tchaikovsky, Petr Ilich - Stravinsky, Igor - Benois, Alexandre - Goncharova, Natalia - Petipa, Marius - Nijinska, Bronislava
    • Date: 1922-05-18
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    Le Médecin Malgré Lui (opera) Article. Music by Charles Gounod, with new recitatives by Erik Satie; libretto by Jules Barbier and Michel Carré, after Molière; sets and costumes by Alexandre Benois; choreography by Bronislava Nijinska; stage direction by Alexandre Benois; premiere on 5 January 1924, Théâtre de Monte-Carlo, Monte Carlo. [The opera was first produced in 1858 in Paris.]
    • Contributor: Gounod, Charles - Satie, Erik - Barbier, Jules - Carré, Michel - Benois, Alexandre - Nijinska, Bronislava
    • Date: 1924-01-05
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    Philémon et Baucis (opera) Article. Music by Charles Gounod; libretto by Jules Barbier and Michel Carré; sets and costumes by Alexandre Benois; stage direction by Alexandre Benois; premiere on 10 January 1924, Théâtre de Monte-Carlo, Monte Carlo. [The opera was first produced in Paris in 1860.]
    • Contributor: Gounod, Charles - Barbier, Jules - Carré, Michel - Benois, Alexandre
    • Date: 1924-01-10
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    Une Education Manquée (opera) Article. NOTE: there are no documents in the collections pertaining to this.
    • Contributor: Chabrier, Emmanuel - Milhaud, Darius - Leterrier, E. - Vanloo, A. - Gris, Juan - Benois, Alexandre
    • Date: 1924-01-17