Lillian Russell in the "Tzigane"
NamesSmith, Harry Bache (1860-1936) (Librettist)Sarony & Co (Photographer)Lillian Russell Opera Company (Producer)Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilich (1840-1893) (Associated name)De Koven, Reginald (1859-1920) (Composer)
Billy Rose Theatre Collection photograph file
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1895Place: New YorkPublisher: Sarony
Library locationsBilly Rose Theatre DivisionShelf locator: *T-PHO (A) Russell, Lillian, no. 21
TopicsRussell, Lillian, 1861-1922Operas & operettas -- United States -- 1891-1900Musical theater -- United States
NotesContent: Librettist Smith wrote that the plot was suggested by Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture, which was incorporated into the secont act finale. The composer De Koven and librettist Smith attended public school together in Chicago and were also known for writing the musicals Robin Hood and Rob Roy.Content: Lillian Russell dressed for her role Vera, a Russian gypsy in The Tzigane, produced by the Lillian Russell Opera Company, music by Reginald De Koven, libretto by Harry B. Smith.Content: National Endowment for the Arts Millennium Project.Content: The operetta was performed at New York City's Abbey's Theatre May 16-June 15(?), 1895, and later toured cities in the United States, including Princeton, N.J., New Haven, Conn., Boston, Mass., Ithaca, N.Y., Pittsburgh, Penn., and Chicago, Ill. from Sept. 1895 to Jan. 1896. This is one of Russell's few appearances in an American operetta before 1900.Content: Treasures of the American Performing Arts, 1875-1923Statement of responsibility: cabinet photograph by Sarony.
Physical DescriptionExtent: 1 cabinet photograph : b ; 17 x 11 cm.
Type of ResourceStill image
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: NYPG98-F897NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b14520698Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 8ec294d0-ff8c-012f-497c-58d385a7bc34
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