Touched-up backdrop for Leonide Massine's
The Ballet Russe Collection
One-act ballet choreographed by Leonide Massine.
Libretto and music by Jaromir Weinberger.
Sets by Oliver Smith.
Costumes by Alvin Colt.
Premiere: New York, October 19, 1941, by the Ballet Russe de Monte
"...truly disastrous ballet... a would-be comedy about love and
horseracing at a New York spa... In his memoirs, Massine claims he
knew at the outset it would be disastrous... Reviews were
Jack Anderson, The One and Only: The Ballet Russe de Monte
The backdrop and a set of mismatched legs is all that remains of
this apparently unsuccessful ballet, which stayed in the repertoire
for only one season (1941-42). The drop is now unfortunately quite
heavily stained; the picture above has been touched up to
approximate what it may have looked like. See a picture of the
"real" drop below.
Backdrop for Leonide Massine's Saratoga