Books The Firebird (ballet in one act and one tableux)

Music by Igor Stravinsky; libretto by Michel Fokine; sets by Aleksandr Golovin, with additional costumes by Léon Bakst; premiere on 25 June 1910, Théâtre National de l’Opéra, Paris. [The work was restaged in 1926 with sets and costumes by Natalia Goncharova.]

Stung by criticism from the Paris critics that claimed Diaghilev produced well-danced ballets with exotic décors and costumes, but with no comparable innovative music component, he turned to the young composer Igor Stravinsky. The Firebird represented Stravinsky’s first commission from the Ballets Russes and proved to be the catalyst that began his ascent to international acclaim. The ballet is considered to be one of Michel Fokine’s best choreographies and one of Diaghilev’s most successful collaborative efforts.

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Title
The Firebird (ballet in one act and one tableux)
Contributor Names
Stravinsky, Igor -- 1882-1971 (composer)
Fokine, Michel (librettist)
Golovin, Aleksandr (set_designer)
Bakst, Léon -- 1866-1924 (costume_designer)
Fokine, Michel (choreographer)
Created / Published
Théâtre National de l’Opéra, Paris, 25 June 1910.
Subject Headings
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-  Songs and Music
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article
Online Format
online text
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Chicago citation style:

Stravinsky, Igor, Michel Fokine, Aleksandr Golovin, Léon Bakst, and Michel Fokine. TheFirebird ballet in one act and one tableux. Théâtre National de l'Opéra, Paris, 25 June, 1910. Online Text. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/ihas.200185196/. (Accessed December 08, 2016.)

APA citation style:

Stravinsky, I., Fokine, M., Golovin, A., Bakst, L. & Fokine, M. (1910) TheFirebird ballet in one act and one tableux. Théâtre National de l'Opéra, Paris, 25 June. [Online Text] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/ihas.200185196/.

MLA citation style:

Stravinsky, Igor, et al. TheFirebird ballet in one act and one tableux. Théâtre National de l'Opéra, Paris, 25 June, 1910. Online Text. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/ihas.200185196/>.