Vaslaw Nijinsky and Lydia Nelidova at the premiere of L'après-midi d'un faune. (Click on it to get a bigger picture).
Music: Claude Debussy.
Plot: after a poem of Stéphane Mallarmé.
Sets and costumes: Léon Bakst.
Premiered on May 19, 1912 by the Ballets Russes in Paris (théàtre du Châtelet).
Dancers at the premiere: Vaslaw Nijinsky (the faun), Lydia Nelidova.
In the repertoire of the Paris Opera Ballet.