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Lillian Russell in the "Tzigane"
Smith, 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



Lillian Russell

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1895
Place: New York
Publisher: Sarony
Library locations
Billy Rose Theatre Division
Shelf locator: *T-PHO (A) Russell, Lillian, no. 21
Russell, Lillian, 1861-1922
Operas & operettas -- United States -- 1891-1900
Musical theater -- United States
Content: 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, 1875-1923
Statement of responsibility: cabinet photograph by Sarony.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 cabinet photograph : b ; 17 x 11 cm.
Type of Resource
Still image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b14520698
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 8ec294d0-ff8c-012f-497c-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
The copyright and related rights status of this item has been reviewed by The New York Public Library, but we were unable to make a conclusive determination as to the copyright status of the item. You are free to use this Item in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use.

Item timeline of events

  • 1860: Creator Born
  • 1895: Created
  • 1936: Creator Died
  • 2014: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

Billy Rose Theatre Division, The New York Public Library. "Lillian Russell in the "Tzigane"" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1895. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/8ed2d27a-ad8b-0244-e040-e00a18060cfb

Chicago/Turabian Format

Billy Rose Theatre Division, The New York Public Library. "Lillian Russell in the "Tzigane"" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 18, 2019. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/8ed2d27a-ad8b-0244-e040-e00a18060cfb

APA Format

Billy Rose Theatre Division, The New York Public Library. (1895). Lillian Russell in the "Tzigane" Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/8ed2d27a-ad8b-0244-e040-e00a18060cfb

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Lillian Russell in the "Tzigane"