The opera premiered on February 24, 1910 and was greeted with delight. There is no place in this article to analyze this work of Massenet. For us, one thing is important: the ability of Gunsburg to initiate and implement interesting ideas, thanks to which the history of culture is enriched. By his indefatigability, he reminds Sergey Diaghilev. These two people lived in the same era, their paths could not help but intersect, and they crossed!
The first creative meeting of two prominent theatrical figures took place in 1911, when the Diaghilev ballet troupe first performed in Monte Carlo. That season Giselle, Scheherazade, Polovtsian Dances, Vision of the Rose and Narcissus were given with the participation of T. Karsavina, V. Nizhinsky, O. Preobrazhenskaya, A. Bolma and other outstanding dancers. So the names of such Diaghilev’s associates such as M. Fokin, L. Bakst, A. Benois entered the history of the theater. Continue reading
Perhaps he is wiser and certainly more romantic than his foreign colleagues: instead of wasting energy on politics, he fervently patronizes everything that enhances the prestige of the principality, making it the focus of brilliant social life.
Crown Prince Albert, in addition to financial management, is the patron saint of the Monte Carlo rally, tennis tournaments, annual circus and magic festivals. Princess Caroline solemnly opens exhibitions and festivals, organizes charity balls. Largely thanks to her efforts, she managed to revive the famous ballet seasons of Monte Carlo, whose origins were Diaghilev himself. Her younger sister Stephanie patronizes the pop art and modeling business. Continue reading