Costume and set designs and other papers for The Sleeping Princess (Metropolitan Opera House, 1976)

Scope and Content

This series consists of costume designs and sketches, some set designs and other papers.

Administrative / Biographical History

Designs by Oliver Messel for The Sleeping Princess (i.e. Sleeping Beauty, Tchaikovsky, 1888). The designs probably relate to the American Ballet Theatre version of Sleeping Beauty performed at the Metropolitan Opera House, New York on 15 June, 1976. This production featured costume and set designs reworked from Messel's designs for the Sadlers Wells Ballet production of Sleeping Beauty performed at the Covent Garden Opera House in 1946.