The success of the first Kestner portfolio led to the commission of his third portfolio with color lithographs called Seig ber die Sonne. Here El Lissitsky based his design on gouaches that he had executed in Russia for a futuristic opera. Originally Seig ber die Sonne was an opera by Alexei Kruchonikh which premiered in St. Petersburg in 1919, with music by Mikhail Matiushin and scenery and costumes by Kasimir Malevich. The ten plates in this portfolio represent Lissitzky's ideas for a collection of mechanical puppets to perform in the same opera in the future. They are the culmination of the development of the artist's Suprematist ideas which sought their application in architecture, education, theater, and other aspects of everyday life. Their influence was considerable--notably on the production of print portfolios at the Bauhaus in Weimar by such artists as Alexander Archipenko, Wassily Kandinsky and Laszlo Moholy-Nagy.