Esméralda, musique de Pilati. Valse dansée dans le ballet de La Foire de Beaucaire par Melle. FéliAdditional title: Valse dansée dans le ballet de La Foire de Beaucaire par Melle. FéliAdditional title: Esmeralda. Valse dansée dans le ballet, La Foire de Beaucaire
NamesBérot, J. (Artist)Bohlman-Sauzeau, Henri (Contributor)Pilati, Auguste, 1810-1877 (Arranger)
Prints depicting dance
Ballet or dance scenes from theatrical works, with or without people in them
Dates / OriginDate Issued: 1841 (Questionable)Place: ParisPublisher: Alex. Grus
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZFA-19 Bero J Foi 1
TopicsEsmeralda (Fictitious character)Notre-Dame de Paris (Cathedral)Foire de Beaucaire (Choreographic work)
GenresPrintsSheet music covers
NotesStatement of responsibility: arrangee pour le piano ... par Henri Bohlman Sauzeau ; [signed on stone] J. Bérot.Content: Caption title.Statement of responsibility: Lith. & taille-douce, Magnier.Content: Includes the first page of the music score on the verso.Biographical/historical: Esmeralda, a beautiful and good-hearted gypsy girl, was created by Victor Hugo as the charismatic central figure of his novel Notre-Dame de Paris (1831), known in English as The hunchback of Notre Dame. The story was soon adapted for the stage; Hugo himself wrote the libretto for Louise Bertin's opera La Esmeralda (1836), as well as a play titled La Esmeralda. Jules Perrot's ballet adaptation, also titled La Esmeralda, was staged at Her Majesty's Theatre in London in 1844.Biographical/historical: According to ballet historian Ivor Guest, Le foire de Beaucaire was a two-act comic ballet presented at the Théâtre de la Porte-Saint-Martin, Paris, in Sept. 1841, with a scenario by the Cogniard brothers [Hippolyte and Théodore] and music arranged by Auguste Pilati. Mlle. Féli, a member of the cast, had previously performed in the same theatre's production of Les jours gras aux enfers, in Feb. 1841.Biographical/historical: J. Bérot was a French draughtsman, lithographer, and photographer active in the mid-nineteenth century.
Physical DescriptionLithographsExtent: 33 x 24 cm.B&w.
DescriptionSheet music cover illustration depicting the gypsy Esmeralda dancing with a tambourine, her pet goat Djali beside her, before a crowd of onlookers. In the background is the façade of the cathedral Notre-Dame de Paris.
Type of ResourceStill image
IdentifiersNYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19740210Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 482d1210-882a-0130-e8d6-58d385a7bbd0
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