File 1 - La fiamma : set and costume designs

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CA OTUFM 41-1

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La fiamma : set and costume designs

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  • [1934] (Creation)

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6 drawings

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(1901-1988)

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Nicola Benois was born in Lomonosov, Russia on May 2, 1901 and died in Codripo, Italy on March 31, 1988. He was the principal set and costume designer at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Italy, starting in 1935. He studied art and design with his father Alexandre Benois, and at the Academy of Fine Arts in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Prior to working at the Teatro alla Scala, he designed several Mariinsky opera and ballet productions; worked for Sergei Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes; and, designed for the Teatro dell'Opera di Roma.

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File contains set and costume designs by Nicola Benois for the premiere production of La Fiamma (The Flame) by Ottorino Respighi (1879-1936) at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan on January 23, 1934.

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Also see Nicola Benois's designs for La Fiamma in the Archivio Storico Ricordi Collezione Digitale (https://www.digitalarchivioricordi.com).

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