RUDOLF NUREYEV - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 30157
RUDOLF NUREYEV Black and white publicity photograph of Rudolf Nureyev in the title role of Petrushka in a 1975 Paris Opera production. Photograph signed: "Rudolf/Nureyev". B/w, 7x7¾. Depicted in the title role of Petrushka in a 1975 Paris Opera production.
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Black and white publicity photograph of Rudolf Nureyev in the title role of Petrushka in a 1975 Paris Opera production.
Photograph signed: "Rudolf/Nureyev". B/w, 7x7¾. Depicted in the title role of Petrushka in a 1975 Paris Opera production. Russian-born ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev (1938-1993) first performed this role during the 1963-1964 season of the Royal Ballet in London. The former Kirov male lead had made a dramatic defection in June 1961 at a Paris airport, rushing to local policemen, begging for protection. After his "leap to freedom", Nureyev, who was known for his time- and grativy-defying leaps and also executed to perfection his pas de deux and pas de quatre, became a guest artist of the Royal Ballet, London. He became famed as a leading classical and modern dancer and was often partnered with Dame Margot Fonteyn (the two's performances in Romeo and Juliet and Swan Lake were captured for posterity on film in 1966 and 1967 respectively). Nureyev, who also performed in a number of other films, including Sleeping Beauty (1970) and Don Quixote (1973), garnered rave reviews for the documentary, I Am a Dancer (1973), and also appeared in dramatic roles, including Valentino (1973) and Exposed (1983). He was also a noted choreographer and served as director of the Paris Opera Ballet from 1983-1989. Fine condition. Framed in the Gallery of History style: 14½x22.
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