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The Firebird

Nao Sakuma as the Firebird and Iain Mackay as Ivan Tsarevich; photo: Bill Cooper

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The Acrobat and the Ringmaster: Stravinsky and Diaghilev
Notes on The Firebird
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The Firebird



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The Firebird

What's it about?
The ballet opens in a magical garden where the Firebird is stealing golden apples from an enchanted tree. Prince Ivan is also in the garden and catches the bird, only releasing it when he has been given a precious tail feather.

Prince Ivan must then journey to the castle of the evil ogre Kostcheï to win the heart and hand of his princess.

Not to be missed. Why?
Includes breathtaking virtuoso dancing from the ballerina in the title role and music from a 20th-century genius.

Performance length


Approx 0 hours and 47 minutes

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Storyguide


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Credits


Music Igor Stravinsky
Choreography Mikhail Fokine
Designs Natalia Goncharova
Lighting John B. Read


World premiere


Ballets Russes, 25 June 1910, Paris Opéra

First performance by Birmingham Royal Ballet


3 May 2006, Birmingham Hippodrome

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