3 finding aid(s) found containing the word(s) Ballet--Stage-setting and scenery.

  1. Serge Lifar collection on Serge Diaghilev, 1750-1950

    around 1,350 items. 81 boxes. 91 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.


    This collection is comprised in large part of printed music, widely representing 18th century Italian and 19th century Russian operatic music. Includes rare pre-revolutionary editions of Russian folk songs, annotated performance scores of Stravinsky, Mussorgsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, Gounod, Cimarosa. Non-musical materials include three letters from S. Prokofiev to S. Diaghilev, rare edition of books on music, literature and theater, libretti and synopses, souvenir books and programs and photographs. Several of the programs and photographs show Léon Bakst's set and costume designs. Non-musical materials also include Diaghilev’s personal notebook, containing entries in French, Russian, and English made in 1926-1929.

  2. Serge Grigoriev / Ballets Russes archive, 1909-2009

    1021 items. 24 containers. 18 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.


    The Serge Grigoriev / Ballets Russes Archive documents Grigoriev’s decades-long career as régisseur (rehearsal director) for both Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes and for Col. W. de Basil’s Ballets Russes de Monte Carlo. It consists primarily of photographs, photograph albums, and notes and manuscript drafts for Grigoriev’s book S.P. Diaghilev i ego ‘Russkii Balet’ 1909-1929, which was translated into English and published as The Diaghilev Ballet, 1909-1929. The archive also contains Grigoriev’s unpublished manuscript for his work Original’nyi Russkii Balet pod upravleniem Colonel W. De Basil 1932-1952. In addition, the archive includes choreographic notes, programs, additional writings by Grigoriev, clippings, tour information, and drawings.

  3. Oliver Smith papers, 1941-1987

    approximately 2,000 items. 100 containers. 61.5 linear feet. 1,749 electronic files (83.82 GB). -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.


    Oliver Smith was an American production designer, producer, and teacher of theatrical design. Smith contributed his talents to many of the twentieth century's most beloved musicals, ballets, and plays, including Rodeo (1942), On the Town (1944), My Fair Lady (1956), West Side Story (1957), The Sound of Music (1959), and Hello, Dolly! (1964). The collection includes painted set elevations, renderings, sketches, blueprints and technical drawings, correspondence, photographs, programs, and other materials. Only design materials for select productions are available at this time.

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