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Fanny CERITO (1817-1909) in Ondine

Fanny CERITO (1817-1909) in Ondine

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CERITO, Fanny (1817-1909)
as Ondine in Ondine. Steel engraving by W.H.Mote after E.Smith from Charles Heath : Beauties of the Opera and Ballet. Published by David Bogue: London, [1845].

Ondine, ou La Naïade, : ballet in 6 scenes. Choreography by Jules Perrot and Fanny Cerrito ; music by Cesare Pugni. First performed Her Majesty’s Theatre, London, 22 June 1843.

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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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