St Petersburg, Mariinsky Theatre

Les Noces. Le Sacre du printemps. The Firebird

one act ballets

Performers

Les Noces
The Bride: Elena Yevseyeva
The Groom: Maxim Khrebtov

Le Sacre du printemps
The Chosen One: Alexandra Iosifidi

The Firebird
The Firebird: Irma Nioradze
Ivan-Tsarevich: Ilya Kuznetsov
The Princess of Great Beauty: Anna Sysoeva
Kashchei the Immortal: Roman Skripkin

Credits

Music: Igor Stravinsky
Choreography: Bronislava Nijinska, Vaslav Nijinsky, Michel Fokine

SYNOPSIS

Les Noces
russian choreographic scenes with singing and music to folk text from the Kireyevsky Collection

Scene plan, music and text: Igor Stravinsky (1923)
Choreography: Bronislava Nijinska (1923)

Décor and Costumes: Natalia Goncharova (1923)
Musical Director and Conductor: Valery Gergiev
Staged: Howard Sayette
Décor reproduced: Boris Kaminsky
Costumes reproduced: Tatiana Noginova
Lighting: Vladimir Lukin

World premiere: 13 June 1923, Ballet Russe de Serge de Diaghilev, Théâtre de la Gaiete-Lyrique, Paris
Premiere at the Mariinsky Theatre: 9 June 2003

Running time: 20 minutes

 

Le Sacre du printemps
scenes from pagan Russia in two parts

Musiс: Igor Stravinsky (1913)
Choreography after Vaslav Nijinsky (1913)

Scene plan: Igor Stravinsky and Nicholas Roerich
Musical Director and Conductor: Valery Gergiev
Reconstructed and staged: Millicent Hodson
(Reconstructed choreography © 1987 Millicent Hodson)
Décor and costumes after Nicholas Roerich (1913)
Reconstructed and supervised: Kenneth Archer
(Reconstructed costume and décor designs © 1987 Kenneth Archer)
Lighting: Vladimir Lukin

World premiere: 29 May 1913, Ballets Russes de Diaghilev, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Paris
Premiere at the Mariinsky Theatre: 9 June 2003

Sponsored by the Mariinsky Theatre Trust (UK)

Running time: 40 minutes

 

The Firebird
russian fairytale in two scenes

Music: Igor Stravinsky
Choreography: Michel Fokine (1910)

Libretto: Michel Fokine

Reconstruction: Isabelle Fokine, Andris Liepa
Set and costume design: Anna and Anatoly Nezhny
after original sketches: Alexander Golovin, Léon Bakst and Michel Fokine

World premiere: 25 June 1910, Les Ballets Russes de Serge de Diaghilev, Théâtre de l´Opéra, Paris
In the repertoire of the Mariinsky Theatre since 1994

Running time: 44 minutes


Les Noces
Age category 12+

Conductor: Mikhail Agrest
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