Concert program for the eighth attraction in the 1939-1940 season. The Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo performed Scheherazade by Leon Bakst, Ghost Town by Richard Rodgers and Marc Platoff, and Spectre de la Rose by Theophile Gautier.
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ELLISON - WHITE BUREAU & S. HUROK Present the BALLET RUSSE de Monte Carlo Leonide Massine Artistic Director Season 1939-40 Eighth Attraction PORTLAND PUBLIC AUDITORIUM REPERTOIRE Friday, Jan. 26, 1940, 8:30 P. M. "Carnaval" "Devil's Holiday" "Gaite Parisienne" Saturday, Jan. 27, 1940, 2:30 P. M. "Scheherazade" "Ghost Town" "Spectre de la Rose" "Capriccio Espagnol" Saturday. Jan. 27, 1940, 8:30 P. M. "Boutique Fantasque" "Bacchanale" 'L'Apres-midi d'un Faune" "Le Beau Danube" Sponsored by UNIVERSAL ART, INC. BAILLE RUSSE de MONTE CARLO Program for ... SATURDAY MATINEE, JANUARY 27, 1940 SCHEHERAZADE A Choreographic Drama in One Act by LEON BAKST Music by NICHOLAS RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Choreography by MICHEL FOKINE Scenery and Costumes by LEON BAKST Costumes executed by Mme. Karinska In his opulent palace of Shariar, the King of India and China listens to the suspicions of his brother, Shah Zeman, concerning the infidelity of the King's wives, especially his favorite, Zobeide. To test the love of his ladies, the King leaves the palace, ostensibly for a hunt. As soon as he departs, the wives bribe the Chief Eunuch to open the doors of the slave quarters. Zobeide commands the Eunuch to unlock still another door, and out steps a handsome Negro, which is the signal for the orgy to begin. Youths come bearing food and wine; the revelry mounts. At its height, the King suddenly returns. He commands his men to put the slaves and Sultanas to death. Undecided about Zobeide, whom he truly loves, he would let her live, did he not prize honor more. But Zobeide snatches a dagger and stabs herself, falling dead at the feet of her grieving master. Zobeide JEANNETTE LAURET The Favorite Slave ANDRE EGLEVSKY Shah Shariar JEAN YAZVINSKY Shah Zeman, His Brother CASIMIR KOKITCH The Chief Eunuch NICOLAS BERESOFF Odalisques NINI THEILADE, ELEANORA MARRA, MARINA FRANCA The Sultan's Wives MLLES. KORJINSKA, ROSSON, MLADOVA, GELEZNOVA, KELEPOVSKA, RKLITSKA, WILLIAMS, CHAMIE Olmei MLLES. POURMEL, FLOTAT, LACCA, LELANOVA, GRANTZEVA, ROUDENKO, SCARPOVA, HIGHTOWER Tambourine Dancers MLLES. ETHERIDGE and VALLON Adolescents MM. SEMENOFF, KATCHAROFF, DICKSON, GODKIN, IRWIN, ARMOUR Negroes MM. VOLKOFF, STEELE, MILTON, GIBSON, STARBUCK, GOUDOVITCH Eunuchs, the Sultan's Wives, etc. Conductor: EFREM KURTZ INTERMISSION GHOST TOWN An American Folk Ballet, in one Scene, Prologue and Epilogue Libretto by RICHARD RODGERS and MARC P LA TOFF Choreography by MARC PLATOFF Historical research by GERALD MURPHY Music by RICHARD RODGERS, orchestrated by HANS SPIALEK Settings and costumes by RAOUL PENE du BOIS Costumes executed by Mme. Karinska Scenery executed by Oteste Allegri Shoes by Capezio, supervised by G. Georges Prologue—The main street of a Ghost Town. Two young hikers peerat the eerie desolation. They encounter an old mining engineer, who commences to divulge the town's history. . . . The Town—A roaring mining town in the Sierras. Youngsters at play. Harmonica music that sets "Old Pancake" dancing. Ralston, a young stranger in search of gold, rescues a lady shopper from a purse-snatcher. His gallantry is observed by Eilley Orrum, the town heiress. Jealously, Bonanza King Comstock leads Eilley away. The Bright Star miners tangle with the Comstock gang. The fire brigade rushes on, restores peace. Mormon Orson Hyde excoriates the rowdies, while male admirers draw his wives, one by one, into the crowd. Having first put the Vigilantes on Ralston's trail, Comstock sells him a mme claim. Ralston is so jubilant that he confusedly drops the claim paper. Comstock stealthily pockets the paper, but Eilley manages to retrieve it. Shortly after, the stage coach brings "The Menken," queen of the tragediennes, "Benicia Boy' Heenan, Algernon Swinburne and Jenny Lind, who has come to open Piper's Grand Opera House. Young Ralstton strikes it rich and celebrates by buying a resplendent red coat with gold buttons. COMING ATTRACTIONS LINA PAGLIUGHI Soprano . . . Feb. 3 NELSON EDDY Baritone . . . Feb. 17 JOOSS BALLET Feb. 23 ROBERT VIROVAI Violinist . . . Feb. 29 MARIAN ANDERSON Contralto . . . Mar. 9 JOSE ITURBI Pianist . . . Apr. 5 JOHN CHARLES THOMAS Baritone . . . Apr. 15 Comstock accuses him of jumping his claim, and when Ralston cannot produce the papers, the Vigilantes convene in "Kangaroo Court" and prepare to lynch him. Just in time, Eilley brings forth the missing paper. The crowd starts to celebrate. Capping the revelry is a rendition of "The Last Rose of Summer" by Jenny Lind. Suddenly, the assay office indicator shows the ore yield is petering out. Panic grips the town. Even Comstock is ruined. The people begin to flee. Eilley begs Ralston to join her, but his faith in the town's future is unbroken. She goes off with Comstock. He returns to the hills. Epilogue—The town fades from sight. The Ghost Town reappears, as the hikers bid the old prospector farewell. And, as the curtain falls, one recognizes a tattered red coat with gold buttons. Eilley Orrum MIA SLAVENSKA Ralston FREDERIC FRANKLIN Orson Hyde, Mormon Apostle ROLAND GUERARD His Five Wives ROSELLA HIGHTOWER, KATIA GELEZNOVA, VIRGINIA ROSSON, LELA LELANOVA, NESTA WILLIAMS Jenny Lind NINI THEILADE Bonanza King Comstock CASIMIR KOKITCH Boy Hiker CHARLES DICKSON Girl Hiker MILADA MLADOVA Old Prospector SIMON SEMENOFF Assay Officer PAUL GODKIN "Benecia Boy" Heenan, Champion Boxer ROBERT STEELE Algernon C. Swinburne JAMES STARBUCK "The Menken," Queen Tragedienne MARINA FRANCA A Housewife TATIANA CHAMIE Lady Shoppers TATIANA ORLOVA, JEANETTE LAURET Bonanza Kings THOMAS ARMOUR, CHARLES DICKSON Stagecoach Driver MICHEL KATCHAROFF Town Boys IAN GIBSON, ALEXANDER GOUDOVITCEI "Bright Star" Miners MM. STARBUCK, MILTON, IRWIN, VOLKOFF, BOCCHINO Firemen PAUL GODKIN, NICOLAS BERESOFF, MICHEL KATCHAROFF Town Girls MLLES. ETHERIDGE, POURMEL Comstock Miners MM. GIBSON, GOUDOVITCH, DICKSON, ARMOUR, SPURLING The Vigilantes MM. GIBSON, GOUDOVITCH, SPURLING Dance Hall Girls MLLES. ROUDENKO, GRANTZEVA, VALLON, KORJINSKA, FLOTAT Clothing-Store Keeper NICOLAS BERESOFF Conductor: FRANZ ALLERS INTERMISSION SPECTRE de la ROSE Choreographic Poem by THEOPHILE GAUTIER Music by CARL MARIA von WEBER Scenes and dances by MICHEL FOKINE Scenery and costumes designed by LEON BAKST A young girl, returning from her first ball, and fatigued by the excitement of it all, falls asleep in her chair. In her dream, the rose she holds in her hand comes to visit her, dances with her, and, at break of day, leaps from the casement window; and she wakens, disillusioned and saddened. The Young Girl ALICIA MARKOVA The Rose ROLAND GUERARD Conductor: FRANZ ALLERS INTERMISSION (Program continued on other side) Sponsored by UNIVERSAL ART, INC. JULIUS FLEISCHMANN, President SERGEI DENHAM, Vice-President RENE BLUM, Founder and Director, Ballets de Monte Carlo LEONIDE MASSINE Artistic Director DAVID LIBIDINS Administrative Director EFREM KURTZ Musical Director JEAN YAZVINSKY Regisseur General FRANZ ALLERS, Associate Conductor The management strictly forbids the taking of any photographs or motion pictures inside the Auditorium without written permission. EXCLUSIVE MANAGEMENT HUROK ATTRACTIONS, INC. BOOKING DIRECTION NBC ARTISTS SERVICE For books pertaining to the ballet, inquire at the circulation desk of the Central Library For music heard at these performances, inquire at the music room, Central Library . .Box office courtesy of J. K. Gill Company . . . Ba1 "no, courtesy Baldwin Pia STAFF FOR S. HUROK MAURICE WINTERS Company Manager GERALD GOODE General Press Representative MAE FROHMAN Executive Secretary C. V. SMITH Carpenter CARL GREEN Property Master SIDNEY HUBBARD Electrician AUGUSTA BESAND Wardrobe Mistress HENRY BIASETTI Wardrobe Master Souvenir programs are on sale in the lobby. GIFTS FOR EVERY OCCASION THIRD FLOOR At Gill's you will find suitable gifts for men or women . . . attractive and extra quality Leather Goods displayed to make Gift Buying a pleasure! Shop Gill's for Gifts that please! THE J. K. GILL CO. S. W. Fifth Avenue at Stark 'AT THE CENTER OF TROLLEY TRANSPORTATION' CAPRICCIO ESPAGNOL Ballet in one Scene by LEONIDE MASSINE Music by NICHOLAS RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Choreography by LEONIDE MASSINE in collaboration with ARGENTINITA Scenery and costumes by MARIANO ANDREU Costumes executed by Mme. Karinska Not even the summer sun of old Castile has discouraged the peasants, hidalgos and dons, who have turned out in high spirits for the fair. The crowd watches the fortune-telling Gypsies dance a fiery "buleria," which ignites the peasants and the "Mahas" until the dancing becomes general; and the couples swing into a frenzied "jota." The choreography closely follows the notations of the musical score— (a) Alborada—Typical dances of Spanish Galicia composed of steps called "Muneiras" (b) Variation—"Seguidillas" in the spirit of Goya's painting, particularly that of Galina Ciega (c) Alborada—A comic dance in the style of northern Spain (d) Gypsy Scene and Songs—Combining the "bolero," the "buleria" and the "panadero" (e) Asturian Fandango Alborada MLLES. MARRA, FLOTAT, CHAMIE, SCARPOVA, HILL; MM. SEMENOFF, ARMOUR, GODKIN, BERESOFF, DICKSON, GIBSON, KATCHAROFF, STEELE Variation MLLES. FRANCA, ROUDENKO, ROSSON, GRANTZEVA, MLADOVA, GELEZNOVA; MM. ZORITCH, VOLKOFF, KOKITCH, IRWIN, STARBUCK, MILTON Alborada MLLES. LAURET and ORLOVA; MM. BERESOFF, KATCHAROFF, SEMENOFF, ARMOUR Gypsy Scene and Songs NATHALIE KRASSOVSKA and LEONIDE MASSINE Asturian Fandango ALICIA MARKOVA and IGOR YOUSKEVITCH; NATHALIE KRASSOVSKA and LEONIDE MASSINE and the entire company Conductor: EFREM KURTZ NOVIKOFF RUSSIAN - AMERICAN BALLET SCHOOL Complete Course in Classical Ballet Dancing . . . Special Courses in Toe, Spanish, Character, Plastique and Variation . . . Modern Ballroom Dancing . . . Summer Course Begins June 23, 1940 215 STUDIO BUILDING PORTLAND BE. 1036
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