Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, composer
Procession of Nobles depicts the formal entrance of local nobility
into a lavish reception.
During the season of 1869-1870, the director of the Imperial Theater of
St. Petersburg conceived the idea of staging an elaborate opera ballet
based on a subject from Slavic mythology.
For this work, to be known as Mlada, he commissioned music from the
Russian School of composition.
Although the project was never realized, twenty years later Rimsky-Korsakov
decided to use the subject for an opera ballet of his own.
His Mlada was begun in 1889, and produced at the Marinsky Theater
Richard Franko Goldman