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Original set design for the Coronation scene in Act III of Modest Musorgsky's opera Boris Godunov by the noted Russian artist Alexandre Benois.
Watercolour and pencil on wove paper. 275 x 370 mm. Signed by the artist with initials and dated 1939 in pencil at lower right corner. Boris Godunov, an opera in seven scenes (or a prologue and four acts) by Modest Petrovich Musorgsky (1839-1881) to his own libretto, was adapted from the historical tragedy by Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin, and supplemented (in the revised version) by material partly derived from historical works by Nikolay Mikhaylovich Karamzin and others. It is considered one of the most important of all Russian operas. Benois is considered a seminal influence on modern ballet set and costume design. "In 1901, [he] was appointed scenic director of the Mariinsky Theatre in Saint Petersburg, the performance space for the Imperial Russian Ballet. He moved to Paris in 1905 and thereafter devoted most of his time to stage design and decor. During these years, his work with Diaghilev's Ballets Russes was groundbreaking. His sets and costumes for the productions of Les Sylphides (1909), Giselle (1910), and Petrushka (1911), are counted among his greatest triumphs. Although Benois worked primarily with the Ballets Russes, he also collaborated with the Moscow Art Theatre and other notable theatres of Europe." Wikipedia.
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