The Firebird

The design of the Sochi 2014  Olympic Torch was based on a feather from the Firebird.  Stravinsky’s ballet is based on a Russian folktale in which the hero overcomes many obstacles and fights a wicked sorceror to capture the beautiful firebird, marry his sweetheart and live Happily Ever After.

Here is a costume design by Léon Bakst for the first production of the ballet.

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