1860s Paris Opera danseuses

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f.y.i. scans of 3 carte de visite photos of, left to right,

1] Elise Parent, who danced Moyna in "Giselle" for the revival performance danced by Marfa Muravieva. She also subsequently danced "La Paix," during the 1870 premiere year of COPPELIA, when the concluding dance was not a pas de deux, but a concluding divertissement; "Paix" led into a "Danse de fete," a pas seul for Swanilda.

2] one Mlle Moncelet, about whom i know little, but whose photo here seems to date from 1863.

3] Leontine Rousseau, who performed on the 7 Virtues and Vices in the 1852 Paris production of "Orfa," a ballet arranged to a scenario by Henry Trianon and a score by Adolphe Adam. She also performed as one of the Three Graces in the entr'acte L. Petipa staged for Wagner's Tannhauser in 1861.




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