• Pierrette (Alisa Koonen) and Pierrot (Nikolai Tseretelli) in Pierrette’s Veil, by Arthur Schnitzler, music by Ernő Dohnányi, directed by Alexander Tairov, Moscow Kamerny Theatre (remount premiere: October 6, 1916). Photograph collection of A. B. Chizhov.


  • M[oscow] K[amerny] T[heatre]
    Pierrette's Veil
    Koonen and Tseretelli

Pierrette and Pierrot in Pierrette’s Veil

From The Director's Prism: E. T. A. Hoffmann and the Russian Theatrical Avant-Garde by Dassia N. Posner

  • Photograph from the 1916 Kamerny Theatre revival of the 1913 Svobodny Theatre production of Pierrette's Veil. Pierrette (Koonen), her hair in braids, supports the dead Pierrot (Tseretelli), both lovers in all white. Pierrot was one of many roles that Tseretelli played opposite Koonen at the Kamerny.

    See book: p. 103, 165, 172; figure 25

Creator Role
  • Performing Arts
  • Libretto/score published: 1910
  • Svobodny premiere: November 4, 1913
  • Kamerny remount premiere: October 6, 1916
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