On July 14, 2016 at the Museum-estate of F. I. Chaliapin (Museum of musical culture after M. I. Glinka) was opened the exhibition “fantastic heritage”, dedicated to the history and the present of theatrical costume.
The history of costume is showing with the help of the funds of the Museum of musical culture M. I. Glinka. They include works by famous artists A. Golovin, K. Korovin, B. Kustodiev, F. Fedorovsky. On the basis of these sketches costumes for performances of Russian musicians of the early XX century Russian Opera, ballet and theater appeared, that made it famous throughout the world.
A special place in the exhibition takes funds of the Museum of M. I. Glinka. We see there a theatrical costume that belonged to Fyodor Ivanovich Chaliapin. It is a silk robe in which the great Russian singer sang Ivan the terrible at the Opera N. Rimsky-Korsakov “The Maid Of Pskov”.
Modern Russian theatre costume is represented in the works of E. Zaitseva, head of the artistic part of the wardrobe of the Bolshoi theatre of Russia. The exhibition includes costumes made by the author to “Le Corsaire” by A. Adam, “Paquita” by L. Minkus, “Jewels” George. Balanchine’s “don Quixote” by L. Minkus and others.
Sources: Russian Music Museum after M. Glinka.