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Lillian Russell in "The grand duchess" / cabinet photograph by Sarony.

Image ID: th-48497

Lillian Russell in "The grand duchess" / cabinet photograph by Sarony.  [The grand duchess.] (1894)

Image Details

Image Title

:  Lillian Russell in "The grand duchess" / cabinet photograph by Sarony.

Alternate Title

: The grand duchess.


: Sarony & Co -- Photographer

Published Date

: 1894

Specific Material Type

: photographs

Item Physical Description

: 1 cabinet photograph : b&w ; 17 x 11 cm.


: A popular operetta, The Grand Duchess was revived, with Lillian Russell in the title role, several times over a five year period. It opened at the Casino, New York, N.Y., running Feb. 25-May 31, 1890; then at the Casino Roof Garden, New York, July 13-Aug. 22, 1891, the Hyperion, New Haven, Conn., with Clarence Day making a guest appearance as a muzhik (Russian peasant), in New York at Abbey's Theatre, Dec. 4-22, 1894, and Boston's Tremont Th ....
[See More...] Note 2.) Lillian Russell in the title role of the operetta, The Grand Duchess, music by Jacques Offenbach, libretto by Charles Lamb Kenney and Edgar Smith, based on La Grande Duchesse de Gérolstein by Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy. Scene depicted is Lillian Russell's first act entrance. Dressed in ermine, she arrived on stage seated in a sleigh, driving through a blinding paper snowstorm. Note 3.) National Endowment for the Arts Millennium Project. Note 4.) Treasures of the American Performing Arts, 1875-1923


: Billy Rose Theatre Collection photograph file / Personalities / R / Lillian Russell


: The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts / Billy Rose Theatre Division

Catalog Call Number

: *T-PHO (A) Russell, Lillian, no. 11

Digital ID

: th-48497

Record ID

: 548680

Digital Item Published

: 9-12-2005; updated 5-8-2012

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