[Tzar Saltan]. Opéra Privé de Paris Première Saison 1929. Souvenir program for a performance of Tzar Saltan (The Tsar's Bride) with set and costume designs by Ivan Bilibin (1876-1942)
by BORODIN, Alexander 1833-1887
Paris: n.p., 1929. The Tsar's Bride, an opera in four acts by Rimsky-Korsakov to a libretto by Il'ya Fyodorovich Tyumenev based on a scenario by the composer after the drama by Lev Alexandrovich Mey, was first performed in Moscow at the Solodovnikov Theatre (Savva Mamontov's Private Russian Opera) on October 22/November 3, 1899. "In The Tsar's Bride, Rimsky-Korsakov discovered a talent for sustained lyrical writing which he had banished from earlier operas..." Mark Humphreys et al. in Grove Music Online.. Folio. Original wrappers with illustration in colour by Bilibin. 24ff. text and illustration + 2ff. with a total of 8 tipped-in colour plates of set and costume designs by Bilibin. Central bifolium with cast list and production details, some performers' names with printed overpaste and/or manuscript corrections. Wrappers slightly worn, blank lower stained. Dampstaining to margins throughout.
(Inventory #: 27820)
Musical Autographs and Manuscripts; Rare Books on Music and Dance; First and Early Editions of Printed Music; Prints, Drawings and Ephemera relating to Music and Dance including Opera and Ballet.
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