There was an exhibition of Theatre Art and Costume Design at the St Petersburg Gallery in Mayfair, as I mentioned in my monthly roundup. I went there and clicked away. What with the lighting and reflections, I’m not overly pleased with the images, but anyway, here’s a flavour of what was on display.
This is Alexander Golovin’s stage design for The Nightingale.
Here is Natalia Goncharova‘s stage design for Carlo Goldoni’s The Fan.
This is Yuri Pimenov‘s design for Margarita’s sitting room of the play La Dame aux Camelias.
Here are three images from a set of six that Mstislav Dobuzhinsky created for the Polovtsian dances in the opera Prince Igor.
This is Alexandre Benois‘ design for the ballet Petrushka.
Here is Sergei Chekhonin‘s poster design for Vera Nemtchinova’s performance with the Ballets Russes.
And, finally, a costume design after Leon Bakst for the ballet Thamar.