St Petersburg, Mariinsky Theatre

Chopiniana. The Firebird. Schèhèrazade

one act ballets

Performers

Chopiniana
Nokturne: Yekaterina Osmolkina, Filipp Stepin, Daria Vasnetsova, Maria Shirinkina
Eleventh waltz: Maria Shirinkina
Mazurka: Yekaterina Osmolkina, Filipp Stepin
Prelude: Daria Vasnetsova

The Firebird
The Firebird: Tatiana Tkachenko
Ivan-Tsarevich: Vasily Tkachenko
The Princess of Great Beauty: Yevgenia Dolmatova
Kashchei the Immortal: Roman Skripkin

Schèhèrazade
Sultan Shahryar: Soslan Kulaev
Zobeida: Irma Nioradze
The Golden Slave: Igor Kolb
The Odalisques: Ji Yeon Ryu, Daria Barinova, Yevgenia Dolmatova

Credits

Music by Frédéric Chopin, Igor Stravinsky, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Choreography by Michel Fokine

CHOPINIANA
choreographic composition in one act

Music by Frédéric Chopin (suite of piano pieces orchestrated by Alexander Glazunov and Maurice Keller)
Choreography by Michel Fokine (1908)
Scenario by Michel Fokine
Revised version by Agrippina Vaganova (1931)
Set design based on original sketches by Orest Allegri

World premiere: 8 March 1908, Mariinsky Theatre, St Petersburg
Running time 35 minutes

 
 

THE FIREBIRD
russian fairytale in two scenes

Music by Igor Stravinsky
Choreography by Michel Fokine (1910)
Libretto by Michel Fokine
Reconstruction by Isabelle Fokine, Andris Liepa
Set and costume design by Anna and Anatoly Nezhny
after original sketches by 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 45 minutes

 
 

SCHÉHÉRAZADE
choreographic drama in one act

Music by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (Symphony suite Schéhérazade)
Choreography by Michel Fokine (1910)
Scenario by Léon Bakst and Michel Fokine after Arabian Nights fairytales
Reconstruction by Isabelle Fokine, Andris Liepa
Set and costume design by Anna Nezhnaya, Anatoly Nezhny after original sketches by Léon Bakst

World premiere: 4 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 40 minutes

 

 

 

Age category 12+

Conductor: Mikhail Sinkevich
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