Christensen-Caccialanza papers, 1903-1991.


Christensen-Caccialanza papers, 1903-1991.

Correspondence, libretti, clippings, photographs, negatives, programs, brochures, flyers, souvenir books, scrap books, and dance slippers. Includes material about Lew Christensen's early vaudeville days and Gisella Caccialanza's time as a student with Enrico Cecchetti at La Scala in Milan, Italy. Also included is information about their association with the St. Louis Municipal Opera, the American Ballet, the Ballet Caravan, and the San Francisco Ballet.

11.5 linear ft.


SNAC Resource ID: 7497851

Museum of Performance & Design

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Ballet Society (New York, N.Y.) (person)

Cecchetti, Enrico, 1850-1928 (person)

Caccialanza, Gisella, 1914- (person)

American Ballet Company (corporateBody)

San Francisco Ballet. (person)

American Ballet Caravan. (corporateBody)

Christensen, Lew, 1909-1984 (person)

Lew Christensen was a dancer, choreographer, teacher and ballet director. Caccialanza danced with the American Ballet, Ballet Caravan, Ballet Society, and San Francisco Ballet. Christensen and Caccialanza were married. From the description of Christensen-Caccialanza papers, 1903-1991. (Museum of Performance & Design). WorldCat record id: 430364157 ...

St. Louis Municipal Opera. (corporateBody)

Teatro alla Scala, 1961 (corporateBody)

The Teatro alla Scala was founded under the auspices of the Empress Maria Theresa of Austria, to replace the Royal Ducal Theatre which was destroyed by fire on 26 February 1776 and had, until then, been the home of opera in Milan. La Scala, the more common name, opened on 3 August 1778 with Antonio Salieri's opera L'Europa riconosciuta, to a libretto by Mattia Verazi. La Scala today continues as one of the world's most famous opera houses. Source: From ...