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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. Music by Frédéric Chopin, Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky, and Aleksandr Borodin; premiere on 19 March 1923, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Monte Carlo. [This work was a suite of dances that included of “La Valse” (music by Chopin); “Trepak” (music by Tchaikovsky); “Polovtsian Dance” (music by Borodin); and “La Bacchanale.”].
    • 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. Music by Michel de Montéclair, arranged and orchestrated by Henri Casadesus; sets, costumes, and curtain by Juan Gris; choreography by Bronislava Nijinska; premiere on 3 January 1924, Théâtre de Monte-Carlo, Monte Carlo. Unlike similar ballets, produced by Diaghilev that used commissioned scores, the composer for this ballet lived between 1667 and 1737.
    • 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. Music by Francis Poulenc; sets, costumes, and curtain by Marie Laurencin; choreography by Bronislava Nijinska; premiere on 6 January 1924, Théâtre de Monte-Carlo, Monte Carlo.
    • Contributor: Poulenc, Francis - Laurencin, Marie - Nijinska, Bronislava
    • Date: 1924-01-06
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    Cimarosiana (divertissement) Article. The final act of Le Astuzie Femminili, a two act opéra-ballet that premiered in May 1920, was extracted to create Cimarosiana. Music by Domenico Cimaroso, orchestrated with added vocal recitatives by Ottorino Respighi; sets, costumes, and curtain: José-María Sert; choreography by Léonide Massine, with an added pas de quatre by Bronislava Nijinska; premiered on 8 January 1924, Théâtre de Monte-Carlo, Monte Carlo.
    • 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. Music by Emmanuel Chabrier, with new recitatives by Darius Milhaud; libretto by E. Leterrier and A. Vanloo; sets and costumes by Juan Gris; stage direction by Alexandre Benois; premiere on 17 January 1924, Théâtre de Monte-Carlo, Monte Carlo. [The opera was first produced in Paris in 1879.]
    • 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. Music by Modest Mussorgsky; sets and costumes by Natalia Goncharova; choreography by Bronislava Nijinska; premiere on 6 April 1924, Théâtre de Monte-Carlo, Monte Carlo.
    • 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. Music by Petr Ilich Tchaikovsky; costumes by Natalia Goncharova; choreography by Marius Petipa and Bronislava Nijinska; premiere on 25 February 1925, Nouvelle Salle de Musique, Monte Carlo. [This suite of dances consisted of the fairy tales from act 3 of The Sleeping Princess, originally produced in 1921.]
    • Contributor: Tchaikovsky, Petr Ilich - Goncharova, Natalia - Petipa, Marius - Nijinska, Bronislava
    • Date: 1925-02-25
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    L' Assemblée (suite of dances) Article. Music by Charles Gounod, Anatoly Liadov, Alexander Scriabin, Georges Auric, and Anton Rubinstein; choreography by George Balanchine and others; premiere on 7 March 1925, Nouvelle Salle de Musique, Monte Carlo. [This suite of dances incorporated numerous individual dances, including “Etude” (music by Scriabin and choreography by Balanchine) and “Valse Caprice” (choreography by Balanchine, after Serafima Astafieva). [This suite of dances incorporated numerous individual...
    • 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. Music by Petr Ilich Tchaikovsky; costumes by Aleksandr Golovin; choreography by Marius Petipa; premiere on 11 March 1925, Nouvelle Salle de Musique, Monte Carlo. [This suite of dances was comprised of the divertissements from act 3 of Swan Lake as well as other dances from the ballet. Swan Lake was produced by Diaghilev in 1911 as a two-act version of the 1909 Bolshoi...
    • 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