Russia Theatre Ballet L’Oiseau de feu

L’Oiseau de feu

Mikhail Fokine’s one-act ballet L’Oiseau de feu, set to the music of Igor Stravinsky, was premiered in Paris in 1910. Léon Bakst designed the costumes of the Firebird and Princess Unearthly Beauty, while Alexander Golovin designed the other costumes and the sets, creating a “fleeting vision of flowers, trees and palaces” on the stage. Recalling his work on the production, Alexander Benois later expressed his regret that, despite all his efforts to make the ballet a “fairytale for adults,” L’Oiseau de feu nevertheless remained a “fairytale for children.” Fokine’s ballet was mounted in Golovin’s sets and costumes in Petrograd in 1921.

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