Imperial Ballet

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Ballets By Vaslav Nijinsky - Biography - Imperial Ballet School
... In 1900 Nijinsky joined the Imperial Ballet School, where he initially studied dance under Sergei Legat and his brother Nicholas, and studied mime under Pavel Gerdt, all principal ... what proved to be the choreographer's last ballet, La Romance d'un Bouton de rose et d'un Papillon, but the work was never performed due to the out-break of the Russo-Japanese War ... Mariinsky production of Don Giovanni, in a ballet choreographed by Michel Fokine ...
Ballets By Vaslav Nijinsky
... Aged 9 he joined the Imperial Ballet School in St Petersburg, the pre-eminent ballet school in the world ... In 1907 he graduated and became a member of the Imperial ballet starting at the rank of coryphée instead of in the corps de ballet, already taking starring roles ... In 1909 he joined the Ballets Russes, a new ballet company started by Sergei Diaghilev which planned to show Russian ballets in Paris, where productions of the ...
Swan Lake (1895) - Background
... Petersburg Imperial Theatres, to score what would become two of his greatest works - the operas The Enchantress (1886), and The Queen of Spades (1890) ... commissioned Tchaikovsky to score music for Marius Petipa's The Sleeping Beauty, a ballet which would prove to be one of both Tchaikovsky and Petipa's greatest masterworks ... The first performance on 15 January 1890 by the Imperial Ballet was a great success, and soon Vsevolozhsky commissioned a second score for a ballet and an opera from the composer ...
Ballets By Ludwig Minkus - Russia - Retirement
... Petersburg Imperial Theatres was set to expire ... In light of this, the director of the Imperial Theatres Ivan Vsevolozhsky felt that the time had come for Minkus's long held post of official ballet composer to be abolished in an effort to diversify the music ... Petersburg Imperial Theatre's Kapellmeister Alexei Papkov also retired ...
Ballets By Riccardo Drigo - Composer and Conductor
... In 1884 Emperor Alexander III disbanded the Imperial Italian Opera in an effort to solidify the art of Russian operetta, which left Drigo, the company's ... Petersburg Imperial Ballet's kappellmeister, Alexei Papkov, retired after thirty-four years of service, leaving the company without a principal conductor ... He made his debut as ballet conductor on 7 October 1886 with a performance of the old grand ballet The Pharaoh's Daughter, set to the score of Cesare ...

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