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Filippo Taglioni

(b Milan, 5 Nov. 1777; d Como, 11 Feb. 1871 (some sources 11 Sept. 1871) Italian dancer and choreographer, and creator of the seminal Romantic ballet La Sylphide. The son of ...

Taglioni, Filippo

Taglioni, Filippo (1778–1871)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Fairy Tales

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..., Filippo ( 1778–1871 ), Italian choreographer , whose La Sylphide ( The Sylph , 1832 ) is considered the first romantic ballet. The story of a Scottish farmer whose possessive love for a sylph causes her death, La Sylphide became the prototype for innumerable ballets based on the motif of the fairy bride. Taglioni created the role of the sylph for his daughter Marie, whose ethereal grace and elevation made her unusually convincing in supernatural roles. He also featured her in his fairy ballet La Fille du Danube ( The Daughter of the Danube ,...

Taglioni, Filippo

Taglioni, Filippo (1778–1871)   Reference library

Suzanne Rahn

The Oxford Companion to Fairy Tales (2 ed.)

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..., Filippo ( 1778–1871 ) Italian choreographer whose La Sylphide ( The Sylph , 1832 ) is considered the first romantic ballet. The story of a Scottish farmer whose possessive love for a sylph causes her death, La Sylphide became the prototype for innumerable ballets based on the motif of the fairy bride. Taglioni created the role of the sylph for his daughter Marie, whose ethereal grace and elevation made her unusually convincing in supernatural roles. He also featured her in his fairy ballet La Fille du Danube ( The Daughter of the Danube , ...

Taglioni, Filippo

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The Oxford Dictionary of Dance (2 ed.)

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...Taglioni, Filippo ( b Milan , 5 Nov. 1777 ; d Como , 11 Feb. 1871 (some sources 11 Sept. 1871 ) Italian dancer and choreographer , and creator of the seminal Romantic ballet La Sylphide . The son of Carlo T. and the father of Marie T. and Paul T. He made his debut in 1794 as a child dancing female roles in Pisa. After performing around Italy he moved to Paris in 1799 where he studied with Coulon and danced at the Paris Opera, then in 1802 he left the Opera to work as principal dancer and ballet master in Stockholm. From then on he...

Filippo Taglioni

Filippo Taglioni  

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(b Milan, 5 Nov. 1777; d Como, 11 Feb. 1871 (some sources 11 Sept. 1871)Italian dancer and choreographer, and creator of the seminal Romantic ballet La Sylphide. The son of Carlo T. and the father of ...
Taglioni

Taglioni  

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Famous Italian family of dancers and choreographers. See Taglioni, Filippo; Taglioni, Marie; Taglioni, Marie the younger; Taglioni, Paul; Taglioni, Salvatore.
Marie Taglioni, the younger

Marie Taglioni, the younger  

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(b Berlin, 27 Oct. 1833 (some sources say 1830); d Neu-Aigen, nr. Vienna, 27 Aug. 1891 (some sources say 27 Apr. 1891)German dancer. Daughter of Paul T., granddaughter of Filippo T., and niece of the ...
Swiss Milkmaid

Swiss Milkmaid  

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Originally titled Das Schweizer Milchmädchen; also known as Nathalie, ou La Laitière Suisse. Ballet in two acts. Choreography: Filippo Taglioni. Music: Adalbert Gyrowetz. Scenery: Janitz, Gail, and ...
Salvatore Taglioni

Salvatore Taglioni  

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(b Palermo, 1789; d Naples 1868)Italian dancer, teacher, and choreographer. Brother of Filippo T., father of Luisa T. (1823–93), a ballerina at the Paris Opera, and Fernando T. (1810–74?), a ...
La Gitana

La Gitana  

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Ballet in three acts with prologue, with choreography and libretto by Filippo Taglioni, and music by Hermann Schmidt and Daniel Auber. Premiered 5 Dec. 1838 at the Bolshoi Theatre in St Petersburg ...
L' Ombre

L' Ombre  

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Ballet in three acts with choreography and libretto by Filippo Taglioni, music by L. Wilhelm Maurer, sets by Fedorov, Serkov, Shenian, and Roller, and costumes by Mathieu. Premiered 10 Dec. 1839 at ...
Paul Taglioni

Paul Taglioni  

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(b Vienna, 12 Jan. 1808 (some sources say 12 Jan. 1800); d Berlin, 6 Jan. 1884 (some sources say 1888)German dancer and ballet master. Son of Filippo T., brother of Marie T., and father of Marie T. ...
ballet and fairy tales

ballet and fairy tales  

The traditional association of classical ballet with the fairy tale is based not merely on the fame of such ballets as Swan Lake, Cinderella, and The Sleeping Beauty, but on ...
feminist ballets

feminist ballets  

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Classical ballet has not been noted for the vigour of its sexual politics though Filippo Taglioni's La Révolte au sérail (1833) is sometimes viewed as an early feminist ballet, with its heroine Zulma ...
Russia and the USSR

Russia and the USSR  

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Russian ballet has its roots in a school founded by the Empress Anna Ivanovna in 1738 for the teaching of ballet to selected servants' children. Under the direction of Jean-Baptiste Landé, this ...
Taglioni

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The Oxford Dictionary of Dance (2 ed.)

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...Taglioni Famous Italian family of dancers and choreographers. See Taglioni, Filippo ; Taglioni, Marie ; Taglioni, Marie the younger ; Taglioni, Paul ; Taglioni, Salvatore...

Gitana, La

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The Oxford Dictionary of Dance (2 ed.)

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...Gitana, La Ballet in three acts with prologue, with choreography and libretto by Filippo Taglioni , and music by Hermann Schmidt and Daniel Auber . Premiered 5 Dec. 1838 at the Bolshoi Theatre in St Petersburg with Marie Taglioni and Nikolai Osipovich Glotz. Lauretta, the daughter of a Duke, is kidnapped as a child and raised by a tribe of gypsies. She falls in love with Ivan, son of the Governor of Nishni Novgorod. The title role was particularly associated with Taglioni. Not to be confused with Mazilier's ballet La Gypsy or La Gipsy ( 1839...

Taglioni, Paul

Taglioni, Paul (1808–84)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Fairy Tales

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..., Paul ( 1808–84 ), dancer and choreographer , born in Vienna, the son of Filippo Taglioni . The younger Taglioni created over three dozen romantic ballets, several of which were variations on the fairy-bride motif first utilized in dance by his father. His Coralia, or The Inconstant Knight ( 1847 ), based on de la Motte * Fouqué 's Undine , was far more faithful to the original than the earlier ballet Ondine ( 1843 ). Other fairy ballets included Thea, ou la fée aux fleurs ( Thea, or the Flower Fairy , 1847 ) and Fiorita et la reine des...

Taglioni, Paul

Taglioni, Paul (1808–84)   Reference library

Suzanne Rahn

The Oxford Companion to Fairy Tales (2 ed.)

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..., Paul ( 1808–84 ) Dancer and choreographer , born in Vienna, the son of Filippo Taglioni . The younger Taglioni created over three dozen romantic ballets, several of which were variations on the fairy-bride motif first utilized in dance by his father. His Coralia, or The Inconstant Knight ( 1847 ), based on de la Motte Fouqué ’s Undine , was far more faithful to the original than the earlier ballet Ondine ( 1843 ). Other fairy ballets included Thea, ou la fée aux fleurs ( Thea, or the Flower Fairy , 1847 ) and Fiorita et la reine des...

Ombre, L'

Ombre, L'   Quick reference

The Oxford Dictionary of Dance (2 ed.)

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...Ombre, L' Ballet in three acts with choreography and libretto by Filippo Taglioni , music by L. Wilhelm Maurer , sets by Fedorov , Serkov , Shenian , and Roller , and costumes by Mathieu . Premiered 10 Dec. 1839 at the Bolshoi Theatre in St Petersburg with M. Taglioni , and A. Guerra . The title refers to the ghost of a murdered woman who returns to dance with her grieving lover. It was revived in a two-act version at Her Majesty's Theatre in London in 1840...

Taglioni, Marie, the younger

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The Oxford Dictionary of Dance (2 ed.)

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...Taglioni, Marie, the younger ( b Berlin , 27 Oct. 1833 (some sources say 1830 ); d Neu-Aigen, nr. Vienna , 27 Aug. 1891 (some sources say 27 Apr. 1891 ) German dancer . Daughter of Paul T. , granddaughter of Filippo T. , and niece of the more famous Marie T. , with whom she is sometimes confused. She studied with her father and made her debut in his Coralia at Her Majesty's Theatre in London in 1847 . Subsequent roles included his Théa ou La Fée aux fleurs ( 1847 ) and Perrot 's Les Quatre Saisons ( 1848 ). From 1853 to 1856 she...

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