Category Archives: Opera

Pitti-Sing. Victorian opera character.

Pitty Sing. Pitty-Sing. Victorian opera character. Traditional Japanese Clothing, Kimono,

Victorian opera character.

Pitti-Sing. The Mikado. Victorian opera character.

The Mikado is a comic opera in two acts by Gilbert and Sullivan (libretto by WS Gilbert, with music by Arthur Sullivan). Continue reading

Traditional Japan Nô robes.

Noh Costumes. Costume Nō, 13th century. Japanese Kimono. Geisha costume.

Costume Nō, XIII century

Atsuita karaori. Noh Costumes. Costume Nō, 19th century. Japanese Kimono. Geisha costume.

Costume Nō, XIX century.

Noh Costumes. Costume Nō, 19th century. Japanese Kimono. Geisha costume.

Costume Nō, XIII. century.

Traditional Japan Nô robes. Noh Costumes.

Nō Is a traditional Japanese theater, which traditionally played only by men (danced) and is accompanied by music.

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The ballerina Marie Taglioni dancing the Flore.

Marie Taglioni. Ballerina costume. Dance costumes. Fantasy dress

Marie Taglioni, la Sylphide

The ballerina Marie Taglioni dancing the Flore in the ballet ‘Zephyr et Flore‘.

The ballet dancer, ballerina Marie Taglioni as Flore in her London debut 1830. A Sylphide in the ballet ‘Zephyr et Flore’ by Charles-Louis Didelot.
Marie Taglioni was the first star of the romantic ballet. It is considered the first master of the tip dance. Her international career began when she appeared in 1832 at the Paris Opera Ballet in the La Sylphide by Jean Schneitzhoeffer. The choreographer of the piece was her father, Filippo Taglioni.

Costumes historiques de ville ou de théatre et travestissements. Author: Achille Devéria and José Domínguez Bécquer. Publisher Paris: Goupil et Vibert. Publisher London: Charles Tilt 1831-1839. Printed by: Lemercier & Cie.

Fanny Elssler dances the Cachucha, Le Diable boiteux 1836

Fanny Elssler in Spanish andalusian dance costume, classical ballet costumes

Fanny Elssler dances the Cachucha

Fanny Elssler dances the Cachucha In the ballet, “the limping devil” by Casimir Gide.

Fanny Elssler actually Franziska Elssler (born 1810 in Vienna, died 1884) was one of the most famous dancers of the 19th Century. With national dances such as polkas, Krakowiak and her famous Cachucha she conquered the world’s stages. Johann Strauss and Hans Adler created in her honor, the operetta, “The dancer Fanny Elssler”. First performed on 22 December 1934 in Berlin. The Cachucha is an Andalusian solo dance. He is originally from the province of Cádiz and is performed by both women and men. The dance is usually accompanied by rhythmic beating of the castanets and stomping of heels, similar to the bolero.

Costumes historiques de ville ou de théatre et travestissements. Author: Achille Devéria and José Domínguez Bécquer. Publisher Paris: Goupil et Vibert. Publisher London: Charles Tilt 1831-1839. Printed by: Lemercier & Cie.

Cornélie Falcon as Rachel in the opera la Juive.

Cornélie Falcon. Rachel costume. Jewish dress. Opera costumes.

Cornélie Falcon as Rachel in the opera la Juive.

Cornélie Falcon as Rachel in the opera la Juive.

Cornélie Falcon. Costume de Rachel dans la Juive. Continue reading