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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. Music by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov; libretto by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, after Nikolai Gogol; choreography by Michel Fokine; premiere on 26 June 1914, Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London.
    • 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. Music by Petr Ilich Tchaikovsky, partly re-orchestrated by Igor Stravinsky; sets and costumes by Léon Bakst; original choreography by Marius Petipa, with additional dances by Bronislava Nijinska; premiere on 2 November 1921, Alhambra Theatre, London. [This full-length ballet was a revival of Sleeping Beauty, which was first performed at the Maryinsky Theater in 1890.]
    • 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. Music by George Frederic Handel, arranged by Thomas Beecham; libretto by Sobeka [Boris Kochno]; sets by Léon Bakst, from the production of Daphnis and Chloë, produced in 1912; costumes by Juan Gris, from the production of Les Tentations de la Bergère, produced in 1924; choreography by George Balanchine; premiere on 16 July, 1928, His Majesty’s Theatre, London.
    • Contributor: Handel, George Frederic - Beecham, Thomas - Sobeka [Kochno, Boris] - Bakst, Léon - Gris, Juan - Balanchine, George