F. Gentile di Giuseppe collection of French and Italian opera ballet, 1694-1904 (inclusive), 1790-1890 (bulk).


F. Gentile di Giuseppe collection of French and Italian opera ballet, 1694-1904 (inclusive), 1790-1890 (bulk).

The collection was compiled by F. Gentile de Giuseppe and includes over five hundred letters, contracts and libretti on French and Italian opera ballet of the nineteenth century. A large number of the letters are between dancers and their theatrical agents, particularly Domenico Barbaja (manager for Teatro alla Scala in Milan and Teatro di San Carlo in Naples), Innocenzo Canedi, Henri Duponchel (Opéra de Paris), M. Ferville, and Sig. Mezzabotta. The contracts also refer to the agents, and describe terms and fees for seasons or performances. The letters date primarily from late-eighteenth century through the nineteenth century. The libretti have been removed from the files and cataloged individually. The collection includes several broadsides from Teatro La Fenice. In addition, the collection contains newspaper and magazine clippings on twentieth century dance, including the Ballets Russes. Correspondents include: Albert, Eliza Albert-Bellon, Jean Aumer, Giuditta Ballerini, Giuseppe Bini, Jean Baptiste Blache, Carlo Blasis, Pasquale Borri, Cesare Cecchetti, Enrico Cecchetti, Fanny Cerrito, Achille Coppini, Eugene Coralli, Lorenzo Corti, Claudina Cucchi, Luigi Danesi, Fanny Elssler, Amalia Ferraris, Nathalie Fitzjames, Sofia Fuoco, Giovanni Galerani, Lucile Grahn, Raffaele Grassi, Carlotta Grisi, Emilia Laurati, Emma Livry, Maria Malibran, Luigi Manzotti, Cesare Marzagora, Ernesto Mascagno, Augusta Maywood, Ippolito Monplaisir, Antonio Pallerini, Marius Petipa, Jules Perrot, Francesco Razzani, Giuseppe Rota, Arthur Saint-Leon, Rita Sangalli, Filippo Taglioni, Marie Taglioni, Salvatore Taglioni, Giuseppe Torre, Armand Vestris, Charles Vestris, Elena Vigano, Salvatore Vigano and Carlotta Zambelli.

7 boxes (3.5 linear ft.)


SNAC Resource ID: 8228045

Houghton Library

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Opéra de Paris.

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Livry, Emma, 1842-1863

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Mezzabotta, Gabriele,

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Vigano, Elena.

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Ballerini, Guiditta.

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Duponchel, Henri, 1795-1868

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Taglioni, Filippo, 1777-1871

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Viganò, Salvatore, 1769-1821

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Taglioni, Salvatore, 1789-1868

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Teatro alla Scala, 1961

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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: http://www.teatroallascala.org From ...

Coralli, Eugene, 1779-1854

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Fuoco, Sofia, 1830-1916

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Manzotti, Luigi, 1835-1905

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Borri, Pasquale, 1820-1884

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Monplaisir, Ippolito Giorgio, 1821-1877

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Maywood, Augusta, 1825-1877?

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Corti, Lorenzo, D.

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Marzagora, Cesare, 1828-1898

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Grahn, Lucile, 1819-1907

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Laurati, Emilia

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Cucchi, Claudina, -1913

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Sangalli, Rita, 1849-1909

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Italian dancer. From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : [n.p, . Paris?], 23 September 1877, to an unidentified recipient, 1877 Sept. 23. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270873682 From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : [Paris, n.d.], to M. Lafargue, [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270873681 ...

Cecchetti, Cesare, d. 1898.

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Ferraris, Amalia, 1830-1904

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Blache, Jean-Baptiste 1765-1834

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Ferville, Franck

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Mascagno, Ernesto

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Albert-Bellon, Eliza, d. 1892.

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Taglioni, Marie, 1804-1884

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French ballerina. From the description of Marie Taglioni correspondence, undated. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70980675 Dancer. From the description of Autograph letter signed : to Mme. Mazurier, 1829 Feb. 15. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270576074 Italian dancer. From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : [n.p., Paris?, n.d.], to a named but unidentified recipient, [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270873795 ...

Malibrán, María 1808-1836

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Maria Malibran was a contralto. Monsieur Robert was director of Théâtre des italiens, Paris. From the description of Letter : to M. [Edouard] Robert, [between 1830 Oct. and 1831 May]. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122485587 Spanish mezzo-soprano. From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : [n.p., Paris?], 22 March 1831, to M. [Edouard] Robert, [co-]director of the Théâtre-Italien, 1831 Mar. 22. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 2705...

Fitzjames, Nathalie, b. 1819.

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Zambelli, Carlotta, 1875-1968

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Danesi, Luigi, 1832-1908

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Cerrito, Fanny

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Coppini, Achille, 1865-

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Albert, 1789-1865

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Grassi, Raffaele, 1848-1925

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Rota, Giuseppe, 1822-1865

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Perrot, Jules, 1810-1892

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French dancer and choreographer. From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : [n.p., Paris?, n.d., ca. 1850?], to M. [Clémenceau de] St. Julien, [n.d., ca. 1850?]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270873619 ...

Torre, Giuseppe.

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Teatro di San Carlo

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Vestris, Armand, 1788?-1825

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Ballets russes

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The Ballets russes, founded by Serge Diaghilev in Paris in 1909, toured Spain and Portugal in 1917-1918, performing in Lisbon in December, 1918. From the description of Payroll for Ballets russes performances in Portugal, 1918 Dec. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702162736 From the description of Payroll for Ballets russes performances in Portugal, 1918 Dec. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 82981905 ...

Pallerini, Antonio, 1819-1892

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Blasis, Carlo, 1803-1878

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Galzerani, Giovanni, 1790-1853

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Aumer, M. (Jean), 1774-1833

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Petipa, Marius, 1818-1910

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Cecchetti, Enrico, 1850-1928

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Elssler, Fanny, 1810-1884.

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Austrian dancer. From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : 71 Opera Colonnade, 28 July 1843, to [John?] Calcraft in Dublin, 1843 July 28. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270566187 From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : Berlin, 14 September 1849, to an unidentified doctor, 1849 Sept. 14. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270566192 ...

Canedi, Innocenzo.

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Teatro La Fenice.

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Saint-Léon, Arthur, 1821-1870

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Grisi, Carlotta, 1819-1899

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Italian dancer. From the description of Autograph note signed, dated : St. Jean [her villa in Geneva], 26 October 1882, to an unidentified recipient, 1882 Oct. 26. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270873383 Carlotta Grisi was an Italian ballet dancer. She helped create the ballet "Giselle." From the description of Autograph, ca. 1855-1856. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155888010 ...

Gentile de Giuseppe, F.,

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Gentile di Giuseppe, F.,

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Bini, Giuseppe

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Vestris, Charles.

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Razzani, Francesco

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Barbaia, Domenico, 1778-1841

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