Collection Items

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    La Spectre de la Rose (choreographic tableux) Article. Music by Carl Maria von Weber, orchestrated by Hector Berlioz; libretto by Jean-Louis Vaudoyer, after a poem by Théophile Gautier; sets and costumes by Léon Bakst; choreography by Michel Fokine; premiere on 19 April 1911, Théâtre de Monte-Carlo, Monte Carlo. This ballet featured only two dancers and Fokine described the intimate stage setting as “a tiny room, the two walls of which meet...
    • Contributor: Weber, Carl Maria Von - Berlioz, Hector - Vaudoyer, Jean-Louis - Bakst, Léon - Fokine, Michel
    • Date: 1911-04-19
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    Narcisse (ballet in 1 act) Music by Nikolai Tcherepnin; libretto by Léon Bakst; sets and costumes by Léon Bakst; choreography by Michel Fokine; premiere on 26 April 1911, Théâtre de Monte-Carlo, Monte Carlo.
    • Contributor: Tcherepnin, Nikolai - Bakst, Léon - Fokine, Michel
    • Date: 1911-04-26
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    Papillons (ballet in 1 act) Article. Music by Robert Schumann, orchestrated by Nikolai Tcherepnin; libretto by Michel Fokine; sets by Mstislav Dobujinsky; costumes by Léon Bakst; choreography by Michel Fokine; premiere on 16 April 1914, Théâtre de Monte-Carlo, Monte Carlo. [This work was first performed at the Maryinsky Theater in 1912.]
    • Contributor: Schumann, Robert - Tcherepnin, Nikolai - Fokine, Michel - Dobujinsky, Mstislav - Bakst, Léon
    • Date: 1914-04-16
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    Danses Russes (suite of dances) Article. NOTE: there are no documents in the collections pertaining to this.
    • Contributor: Chopin, Frédéric - Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilich - Borodin, Aleksandr
    • Date: 1923-03-19
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    La Colombe (opera) Article. Music by Charles Gounod, with new recitatives by Francis Poulenc; libretto by Jules Barbier and Michel Carré, after Jean de La Fontaine; sets and costumes by Juan Gris; stage direction by Constantin Landau; premiere on 1 January 1924, Théâtre de Monte-Carlo, Monte Carlo. [The opera was first produced in Baden-Baden in 1860.]
    • Contributor: Gounod, Charles - Poulenc, Francis - Barbier, Jules - Carré, Michel - Gris, Juan - Landau, Constantin
    • Date: 1924
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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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    Les Tentations de la Bergère, ou l'Amour Vainqueur (ballet in 1 act) Article. Les Tentations de la Bergère and Les Fâcheux were two works produced by the Ballets Russes during the 1920s that focused on themes related to eighteenth-century France. These productions were rooted in France’s post-World War I fascination with bygone monarchies and court life.
    • Contributor: Montéclair, Michel De - Casadesus, Henri - Gris, Juan - Nijinska, Bronislava
    • Date: 1924-01-03
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    Les Biches (ballet in 1 act with a song) Article. Les Biches (The House Party) explored the sexual mores of the 1920s with a candor never before seen on a ballet stage. The flamboyant cast of characters included gigolos, a hostess, and a pair of sapphists, who probed a multitude of forbidden themes such as castration, narcissism, and voyeurism.
    • Contributor: Poulenc, Francis - Laurencin, Marie - Nijinska, Bronislava
    • Date: 1924-01-06
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    Cimarosiana (divertissement) Article. NOTE: there are no documents in the collections pertaining to this.
    • Contributor: Cimaroso, Domenico - Respighi, Ottorino - Sert, José-María - Massine, Léonide - Nijinska, Bronislava
    • Date: 1924-01-08
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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
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    Les Fâcheux (ballet in 1 act) Article. Music by George Auric; libretto by Boris Kochno, after Molière; sets, costumes, and curtain by Georges Braque; choreography by Bronislava Nijinska; premiere on 19 January 1924, Théâtre de Monte-Carlo, Monte Carlo.
    • Contributor: Auric, George - Kochno, Boris - Braque, Georges - Nijinska, Bronislava
    • Date: 1924-01-19
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    La Nuit sur le Mont Chauve (Night on Bare Mountain) (choreographic tableux) Article. Although Natalia Goncharova created striking sets and costumes, this ballet was only performed three times and soon fell into obscurity.
    • Contributor: Mussorgsky, Modest - Goncharova, Natalia - Nijinska, Bronislava
    • Date: 1924-04-06
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    Le Festin (suite of dances) Article. Music by Aleksandr Glazunov, Anton Arensky, Modest Mussorgsky, Erik Satie, Léo Delibes, and Nikolas Tcherepnin; choreography by George Balanchine, Michel Fokine, and others; premiere 18 February 1925, Nouvelle Salle de Musique, Monte Carlo. [This divertissement, a pastiche of dances from many ballets, premiered in 1909. It was performed during the seasons of 1910; 1912; 1914; 1918; and 1920—often with different combinations of dances....
    • Contributor: Glazunov, Aleksandr - Delibes, Léo - Arensky, Anton - Mussorgsky, Modest - Satie, Erik - Tcherepnin, Nikolas - Balanchine, George - Fokine, Michel
    • Date: 1925-02-18
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    Les Contes de Fées (suite of dances) Article. NOTE: there are no documents in the collections pertaining to this.
    • Contributor: Tchaikovsky, Petr Ilich - Goncharova, Natalia - Petipa, Marius - Nijinska, Bronislava
    • Date: 1925-02-25
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    L' Assemblée (suite of dances) Article. NOTE: there are no documents in the collections pertaining to this.
    • Contributor: Gounod, Charles - Liadov, Anatoly - Scriabin, Alexander - Auric, Georges - Rubinstein, Anton - Balanchine, George
    • Date: 1925-03-07
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    Le Bal du 'Lac des Cygnes' (suite of dances from Swan Lake) Article. NOTE: there are no documents in the collections pertaining to this.
    • Contributor: Tchaikovsky, Petr Ilich - Golovin, Aleksandr - Petipa, Marius
    • Date: 1925-03-11
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    Zéphire et Flore (ballet in 3 scenes) Article. Music by Vladimir Dukelsky [Vernon Duke]; libretto by Boris Kochno; sets and costumes by Georges Braque; choreography by Léonide Massine; premiere on 28 April 1925, Théâtre de Monte-Carlo, Monte Carlo.
    • Contributor: Dukelsky, Vladimir [Vernon Duke] - Kochno, Boris - Braque, Georges - Massine, Léonide
    • Date: 1925-04-28
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    Romeo and Juliet (ballet in 2 parts) Article. Music by Constant Lambert; sets and costumes by Max Ernst and Joan Miró; choreography by Bronislava Nijinska, with an entr’acte by George Balanchine; premiere on 4 May 1926, Théâtre de Monte-Carlo, Monte Carlo
    • Contributor: Lambert, Constant - Ernst, Max - Miró, Joan - Nijinska, Bronislava - Balanchine, George
    • Date: 1926-05-04
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    La Chatte (ballet in 1 act) Article. Music by Henri Sauger; libretto by Sobeka [Boris Kochno], after an Aesop fable; sets and costumes by Naum Gabo and Anton Pevsner; choreography by George Balanchine; premiere on 30 April 1927, Théâtre de Monte-Carlo, Monte Carlo.
    • Contributor: Sauger, Henri - Sobeka [Kochno, Boris] - Gabo, Naum - Pevsner, Anton - Balanchine, George
    • Date: 1927-04-30
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    Le Bal (ballet in 2 tableaux) Article. Music by Vittorio Rieti; libretto by Boris Kochno, after Count Vladimir Sologub; sets and costumes by Giorgio de’Chirico; choreography by George Balanchine; premiere on 7 May 1929, Théâtre de Monte-Carlo, Monte Carlo.
    • Contributor: Rieti, Vittorio - Kochno, Boris - Balanchine, George
    • Date: 1929-05-07