Russian Ballets: The Blue God

Esteemed Readers, today I would like to present you another short Oriental stylized ballet from Diaghilev’s Russian Seasons (1909 -1929) which was not appreciated by the audience of that time. In fact, it is a real treasure with rich decorations & wonderful dances by Mikhail Fokin. It is called “The Blue God“(1912) by Reynaldo Hahn. Its libretto is a mixture of Indian tales about the God Krishna. The central characters are a young man who is going  to become a monk & a maiden who is in love with him. Priests make her imprisoned. This act makes the young man doubt in his decision. He tries to release his beloved but it is not so easy. Only a miraculous appearance of the Blue God & his Goddess help a couple to make their true love choice that is to be together.

No matter so intriguing plot & attractive environment the ballet failed. A good news is that it has been reconstructed. We can watch it & make our own conclusion if it is a masterpiece or not: The Blue God by Reynaldo Hahn. Enjoy the performance!

Maria KethuProfumo


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6 Responses to Russian Ballets: The Blue God

  1. Thank you for this, Dear Maria. Have a lovely Sunday.

  2. fulvialuna1 says:

    Storia intrigante e romantica, bellissimi i costumi, le melodie però non mi hanno convinto.

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