La sylphide, Acte 1r: décoration de Ciceri
NamesButtura, Eugène Ferdinand, 1812-1852 (Artist)Cicéri, Pierre-Luc-Charles, 1782-1868 (Set designer)
Prints depicting dance
Theatrical dancers, singly or in pairs
Dates / OriginDate Issued: 1832
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZFX But E Syl 1
TopicsOpéra de Paris. BalletSylphide (Choreographic work : Taglioni, F)
NotesStatement of responsibility: Eug. Buttura.At top: Album de l'Opéra, Planche 1er.Statement of responsibility: At lower right: Lith. d'A. Didion.Funding: Purchased with funds from the Committee for the Jerome Robbins Dance Division.Acquisition: Purchase; C. Mas, 1995.Biographical/historical: La sylphide (choreography, Filippo Taglioni; music, Jean Schneitzhoeffer; scenery, Pierre Cicéri; costumes, Eugène Lami) is the ballet most closely identified with the Romantic period in dance. It was first presented at the Paris Opéra in 1832, with Marie Taglioni, the choreographer's daughter, in the title role. Joseph Mazilier, later an important choreographer in his own right, danced the ill-fated James.Biographical/historical: The painter Eugene Buttura was born in Paris of Italian parentage; his father was the author Antonio Buttura. Eugene Buttura's subjects included mythological themes and landscapes.
Physical DescriptionLithographsExtent: 1 print : b&w ; 24 x 33 cm.
DescriptionOpening scene of Filippo Taglioni's ballet La sylphide, as seen at the Paris Opéra, with audience members in boxes at either side of the stage. The sylphide of the title kneels beside the ballet's hero, James, as he dozes in an armchair. The set design by Pierre Cicéri incorporates a hearth, a stairway, and a casement window, all elements essential to the action.
Type of ResourceStill image
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 825066940NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19758182Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 62139db0-ead2-0133-d351-00505686a51c
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