vera fokine

Mikhail Fokin and Vera Fokina in Scheherazade (Stockholm, 1914). Collection of Anna Winestein.

Scheherazade, Op. 35, is a symphonic poem composed by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov in 1888. Based on One Thousand and One Nights, this work features dazzling, colorful orchestration. A ballet adaptation premiered in 1910, at the Opéra Garnier in Paris by the Ballets Russes, with choreography by Michel Fokine.