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Marie TAGLIONI (1804-1884) in La Sylphide

Marie TAGLIONI (1804-1884) in La Sylphide

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TAGLIONI, Marie (1804-1884)
as La Sylphide in La Sylphide. Steel engraving by W.H.Mote after Vidal from Charles Heath : Beauties of the Opera and Ballet. Published by David Bogue: London, [1845].

La Sylphide : ballet in 2 acts. Choreography by Filippo Taglioni; music by Jean Schneitzhoeffer. First performed Théâtre de l’Académie Royale de Musique, Paris, 14 May 1832.

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Apparently published simultaneously with Girardon : Les beautés de l'Opéra, ou Chefs d'Oeuvres lyriques illustrés par les premiers artistes de Paris et de Londres (Paris,1845), with which it shares identical plates and illustrations and similar descriptive texts of four ballets and five operas popular in both capitals during the 1840s.

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