Costume and set designs for Zémire et Azor (Bath Theatre Royal, 1955)

Scope and Content

This series consists of costume and set designs and set model pieces.

Administrative / Biographical History

Zémire et Azor, an opera (1771) in four acts composed by André Grétry with libretto by Jean Marmontel from La Chausée's comedy, Amour par amour (1742), a variant on Charles Perrault's fairy tale Beauty and the Beast (1697). Oliver Messel's production was first performed at the Bath Festival, Theatre Royal, Bath on 11 May 1955. It was directed by Anthony Besch with choreography by William Chappel and featured Huguette Boulangeot as Zémire and Michael Sénécal as Azor.