Article " Polovtsian Dances" from act 2 of the opera Prince Igor

Music by Aleksandr Borodin, completed and partly orchestrated by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov and Aleksandr Glazunov; sets and costumes by Nikolai Roerich; choreography by Michel Fokine; premiere on 19 May 1909, Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris. [The “Polovtsian Dances” were so successful that the work was performed without singers in later seasons.]

According to Bronislava Nijinska, dancer Adolph Bolm created the role of the Chief Warrior, “with such intense artistic force…that he has remained forever unsurpassed in it.”

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Title
" Polovtsian Dances" from act 2 of the opera Prince Igor
Contributor Names
Borodin, Aleksandr (composer)
Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai (composer)
Glazunov, Aleksandr (composer)
Roerich, Nikolai (set_designer)
Roerich, Nikolai (costume_designer)
Fokine, Michel (choreographer)
Created / Published
Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris, 19 May 1909.
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-  Songs and Music
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Article. Music by Aleksandr Borodin, completed and partly orchestrated by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov and Aleksandr Glazunov; sets and costumes by Nikolai Roerich; choreography by Michel Fokine; premiere on 19 May 1909, Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris. [The “Polovtsian Dances” were so successful that the work was performed without singers in later seasons.]
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Chicago citation style:

Borodin, Aleksandr, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Aleksandr Glazunov, Nikolai Roerich, Nikolai Roerich, and Michel Fokine. " Polovtsian Dances" from act 2 of the opera Prince Igor. Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris, 19 May, 1909. Online Text. https://www.loc.gov/item/ihas.200185184/.

APA citation style:

Borodin, A., Rimsky-Korsakov, N., Glazunov, A., Roerich, N., Roerich, N. & Fokine, M. (1909) " Polovtsian Dances" from act 2 of the opera Prince Igor. Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris, 19 May. [Online Text] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/ihas.200185184/.

MLA citation style:

Borodin, Aleksandr, et al. " Polovtsian Dances" from act 2 of the opera Prince Igor. Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris, 19 May, 1909. Online Text. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/ihas.200185184/>.