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Tamara Karsavina as the Firebird in 'L'Oiseau de Feu' (The Firebird)

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Tamara Karsavina as the Firebird in 'L'Oiseau de Feu' (The Firebird), by Emil Otto ('E.O.') Hoppé, 1911 - NPG x134193 - © 2013 E.O. Hoppé Estate Collection / Curatorial Assistance Inc.

© 2013 E.O. Hoppé Estate Collection / Curatorial Assistance Inc.

Tamara Karsavina as the Firebird in 'L'Oiseau de Feu' (The Firebird)

by Emil Otto ('E.O.') Hoppé
photogravure, 1911
6 3/4 in. x 5 3/4 in. (173 mm x 146 mm) image size
Given by Terence Pepper, 2010
Photographs Collection
NPG x134193


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  • Emil Otto ('E.O.') Hoppé (1878-1972), Photographer and writer. Artist associated with 178 portraits, Sitter in 2 portraits.

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Hoppé's portrait shows Karsavina in the role of Firebird. The production premiered at the Théâtre National de l'Opéra in Paris, on 25 June 1910. The ballet was a creation of the company's principal choreographer, the Russian dancer Mikhail Fokine.

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