Collection Items

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    Swan Lake (ballet in 2 acts and 3 tabluex) Article. Music by Petr Ilich Tchaikovsky; libretto by Vladimir Begichev and Vasily Geltser adapted by Marius Petipa; Sets by Konstantin Korovin and Aleksandr Golovin; costumes by Aleksandr Golovin; choreography by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov, revised by Michel Fokine; premiere 30 November 1911, Royal Opera House, London. [This production was condensed into two acts from a version that was performed at the Maryinsky Theater...
    • Contributor: Tchaikovsky, Petr Ilich - Begichev, Vladimir - Geltser, Vasily - Petipa, Marius - Korovin, Konstantin - Golovin, Aleksandr - Ivanov, Lev - Fokine, Michel
    • Date: 1911-11-30
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    May Night (opera) Article. NOTE: there are no documents in the collections pertaining to this.
    • Contributor: Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai - Fokine, Michel
    • Date: 1914-06-26
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    La Boutique Fantasque (ballet in 1 act) Article. Music by Gioacchino Rossini, orchestrated by Ottorino Respighi; sets, costumes, and curtain by André Derain; choreography by Léonide Massine; premiere on 5 June 1919, Alhambra Theatre, London. One of the Ballets Russes’ most successful productions, La Boutique Fantasque was performed over 300 times between 1919 and 1929.
    • Contributor: Rossini, Gioacchino - Respighi, Ottorino - Derain, André - Massine, Léonide
    • Date: 1919-06-05
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    Le Tricorne (ballet in 1 act) Article. Music by Manuel de Falla; sets, costumes, and curtain; Pablo Picasso; choreography by Léonide Massine; premiere on 22 July 1919, Alhambra Theatre, London.
    • Contributor: Falla, Manuel De - Picasso, Pablo - Massine, Léonide
    • Date: 1919-07-22
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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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    Barabau (ballet in 1 act with chorus) Article. Music and libretto by Vittorio Rieti; sets and costumes by Maurice Utrillo; choreography by George Balanchine; premiere 11 December 1925, Coliseum Theatre, London.
    • Contributor: Rieti, Vittorio - Utrillo, Maurice - Balanchine, George
    • Date: 1925-12-11
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    The Triumph of Neptune (pantomimic ballet in 12 tableaux) Article. Music by Lord Berners; libretto by Sacheverell Sitwell; sets adapted by Prince Alexander Schervashidze after George and Robert Cruikshank, Tofts, Honigold, and Webb; costumes by Pedro Pruna; choreography by George Balanchine; premiere on 3 December 1926, Lyceum Theatre, London.
    • Contributor: Berners, Lord - Sitwell, Sacheverell - Schervashidze, Prince Alexander - Cruikshank, George - Cruikshank, Robert - Tofts - Hornigold - Webb - Pruna, Pedro - Balanchine, George
    • Date: 1926-12-03
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    The Gods Go A-Begging (ballet) Article. NOTE: there are no documents in the collections pertaining to this.
    • Contributor: Handel, George Frederic - Beecham, Thomas - Sobeka [Kochno, Boris] - Bakst, Léon - Gris, Juan - Balanchine, George