234th Season

Main Stage

16 February
19:30
2020 | Sunday
Evening of one-act Ballets by Michel Fokine: Shopeniana. Shekherazade. Firebird.
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Ticket prices from 177 to 404 US$

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Firebird, a story finding its roots in Russian folktales is full of love and magic. It tells the story of Prince Ivan, lost in the forest of the evil and immortal Kastchei. Prince Ivan spots a magnificent creature picking golden apples and he captures her. The creature is the Firebird. Desperate for her release, the Firebird gives him a magic feather in exchange for her freedom.
Chopiniana
Choreographic composition in one act

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

World premiere: 8 March 1908, Mariinsky Theatre, St Petersburg

Running time: 30 minutes

Scheherazade
Choreographic drama in one act

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

World premiere: 4 June 1910, Les Ballets Russes de Serge de Diaghilev, Theatre de l?Opera, Paris
In the repertoire of the Mariinsky Theatre since 1994

Running time: 45 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, Leon Bakst and Michel Fokine

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

Running time: 44 minutes

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