FLRU 2510 Russian Culture
Land of the Firebird: Study Guide
- What did Glinka and Pushkin have in common? Which of Pushkin's works did Glinka adopt for the opera?
- Why is Glinka's opera "A Life for the Tsar" significant in Russian culture?
- How did Glinka's life style fit the style of a Romantic artist?
- What was training like at the St. Petersburg Imperial Ballet School?
- How was ballet perceived differently in Russia from the way it was perceived in the West?
- What is Petipa's role in developing Russian ballet?
- How did Petipa and Tchaikovsky collaborate?
- How was "Sleeping Beauty" received by the public at first? Why?
- What is "Russian" about "Swan Lake"?
- How did Russians improve on ballet?
- Anna Pavlova