Article Schéhérazade (choroegraphic drama in one act)

Music by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov; libretto by Léon Bakst, Alexandre Benois and Michel Fokine; sets and costumes by Léon Bakst; choreography by Michel Fokine; premiere on 4 June 1910, Théâtre National de l’Opéra, Paris. With its exotic and colorful décor and cast of harem wives and slaves, Schéhrazade was considered the epitome of Diaghilev’s Orientalism and one of the most popular ballets produced by the Ballets Russes. Performed over five hundred times between 1910 and 1929, the original cast included Ida Rubinstein, Vaslav Nijinsky, Enrico Cecchetti, and Bronislava Nijinska.

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Schéhérazade (choroegraphic drama in one act)
Contributor Names
Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai (composer)
Bakst, Léon -- 1866-1924 (librettist)
Benois, Alexandre (librettist)
Fokine, Michel (librettist)
Bakst, Léon -- 1866-1924 (set_designer)
Bakst, Léon -- 1866-1924 (costume_designer)
Fokine, Michel (choreographer)
Created / Published
Théâtre National de l’Opéra, Paris, 4 June 1910.
Subject Headings
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-  Songs and Music
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Chicago citation style:

Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai, Léon Bakst, Alexandre Benois, Michel Fokine, Léon Bakst, Léon Bakst, and Michel Fokine. Schéhérazade Choroegraphic Drama in One Act. Théâtre National de l'Opéra, Paris, 4 June, 1910. Web..

APA citation style:

Rimsky-Korsakov, N., Bakst, L., Benois, A., Fokine, M., Bakst, L., Bakst, L. & Fokine, M. (1910) Schéhérazade Choroegraphic Drama in One Act. Théâtre National de l'Opéra, Paris, 4 June. [Web.] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

MLA citation style:

Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai, et al. Schéhérazade Choroegraphic Drama in One Act. Théâtre National de l'Opéra, Paris, 4 June, 1910. Web.. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.

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