Sergei Diaghilev

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Sergei Pavlovich Diaghilev (1872-1929) was a Russian art critic and ballet impresario, notable for establishing the Ballets Russes. - AsNotedIn

Notable Position Organization From To
Founder, Impresario Ballets Russes 1909 1929


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Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
1872/03/31 Sergei Pavlovich Diaghilev is born in Selishchi (Novgorod Governorate), Russia. His father, Pavel Pavlovich, is a cavalry colonel, but the family's money comes mainly from vodka distilleries. Born
1909/05/19 Diaghilev presents the first Paris "Saison Russe" ballet repertory. Most of this company are resident performers at the Imperial Ballet of Saint Petersburg, hired by Diaghilev to perform in Paris during the Imperial Ballet's summer holidays. Impresario Theatre du Chatelet Paris
1911/06/13 "Petrushka" world premeire is performed by Sergei Diaghilev's Ballets Russes at the Theatre du Chatelet. Impresario Petrushka
1912/07/00 During the summer, Stravinsky and Diaghilev travel to the Bayreuth Festival to attend a performance of "Parsifal". Life Parsifal Margravial Opera House Bayreuth Bayreuth
1913/05/15 Jeux premieres at the Theatre des Champs-Elysees, Paris Producer Jeux Theatre des Champs-Elysees, Paris Paris
1917/05/18 "Parade" premieres at the Theatre du Chatelet, Paris. Producer Parade Theatre du Chatelet Paris
1921/02/19 Diaghilev introduces Vera Sudeikins to Igor Stravinsky at dinner in an Italian restaurant in Montmartre, Paris Guest Montmartre, FR Love Affair of Vera de Bosset and Igor Stravinsky
1923/00/00 Due to a lack of funds, Ballet impresario Serge Diaghilev puts a production of "The Rite of Spring" on hold. Gabrielle Chanel provides Diaghilev the money on the condition her help remains a secret. Impresario The Rite of Spring
1923/01/06 "Les biches" ballet premieres at the Theatre de Monte-Carlo. Choreographer Les biches Casino de Monte-Carlo Monaco
1929/08/19 Sergei Pavlovich Diaghilev dies of diabetes in Venice, Italy. His is buried on the island of San Michele, near to the grave of Stravinsky, in the Orthodox section. Died Venice Veneto
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