Posted 29 December 2003 - 10:48 AM
Anyone knows who this dancer was?
Posted 29 December 2003 - 11:19 AM
Beretta, Caterina, 1840-1911.
Title :Carissima maestra: a memoir of Signora Beretta.
The dancing times. London. Nov 1964, p 66-67. illus, port
Manzotti, Luigi, 1835-1905.
Title :Sport; ballo in sei quadri di Luigi Manzotti, con musica di Romualdo Marenco e figurini di Alfredo Edel, colle riduzioni ed innovazioni lasciate dall'autore, Milano, Teatro alla Scala, stagione 1905-06.
Milano, G. Ricordi [1906?]
:Choreography by Manzotti reproduced by Ettore Coppini; scenery by Angelo Parravicini, Vittorio Rota, Mario Sala, and Carlo Songa.
:Caterina Beretta listed as director of the ballet school.
[Vêpres siciliennes. Libretto. Italian.]
Title :Giovanna de Guzman; opera in cinque atti, musica del maestro Giuseppe Verdi... da rappresentarsi all'i. r. Teatro alla Scala nel carnevale e quaresima 1855-56. Milano, Ricordi [1855?] 52 p. 18 cm.
Libretto by Augustin Eugène Scribe and Charles Duveyrier.
Incidental ballets performed with the opera and list of dancers on p. : Act II, Danza nazionale portoghese; Act III, Le quatro stagioni. A brief description of the first ballet, Danza nazionale portoghese, on p. 20-21; a brief description of the second ballet, Le quattro stagione, on p. 30. Scenery for the ballets by G. Carraro; costumes by Giacomo Colombo and Luigi Zamperoni.
Caterina Beretta danced the role of Autunno.
[Simon Boccanegra. Libretto. Italian.]
Title :Simon Boccanegra; libretto in un prologo e tre atti di Francesco Maria Piave, musica del maestro cav. Giuseppe Verdi, da rappresentarsi al Teatro Regio di Torino, il carnevale 1864-65. Milano, Napoli, Ricordi. [1864?] 40, 14 p. 18 cm.
List of dancers and other persons connected with the ballet, Salammbô, based on Flaubert's Salammbô, on p. 3 (second section). Music by Paolo Giorza; choreography by Lorenzo Vienna.
Caterina Beretta-Viena danced the title role.
Posted 29 December 2003 - 12:56 PM
As I see, at that time ballet was very much connected with the opera?At least in Italy
Posted 29 December 2003 - 03:04 PM
Posted 30 December 2003 - 04:40 AM
There is an enchanting drawing of Beretta as Autumn in Les Vepres Siciliennes in 1855, but there's not much about her career - the article is entirely about the three months Karsavina spent taking classes from her in Milan in 1907. The classes were certainly hard work - Karsavina fainted in the middle of the barre on her first day!She came away feeling both her technique and her stamina had been greatly improved.
Posted 30 December 2003 - 05:38 AM
About those articles in Dancing Times, is there any possibility of getting those old copies somewhere, that you may know? I think it would be of much interest to me.
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