Joseph Mazilier

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Joseph Mazilier, Paris, circa 1860
Mazilier in La Tempête (1835), engraved by Maleuvre

Joseph Mazilier (1 March 1801, Marseilles – 19 May 1868, Paris) was a 19th-century French dancer, balletmaster and choreographer. He was born as Giulio Mazarini. He was most noted for his ballets Paquita (1844) and Le Corsaire (1856). He created the role of James in La Sylphide with Marie Taglioni.

Ballets[edit]

  • La Gypsy (1839)
  • La Vendetta (1839)
  • Le Diable Amoureux (1840)
  • Lady Henrietta, or the Servant of Greenwich (Lady Henriette, ou la Servante de Greenwich) (1944)
  • Le Diable à Quatre (1845)
  • Paquita (1846)
  • Betty (1846)
  • Griseldis, ou les Cinq sens (1848)
  • Vert-vert (Green-Green) (1851)
  • Orfa (1852)
  • Aelia et Mysis, ou l'Atellane (1853)
  • Jovita, ou les Boucaniers (1853)
  • La Fonti (1855)
  • Le Corsaire (1856)
  • Les Elfes (1856)
  • Marco Spada ou La Fille du Bandit (1857)
  • Une fête au port (1867)

Roles[edit]

  • James in La Sylphide by Filippo Taglioni in 1832
  • Fernando in La Tempête by Jean Coralli in 1834
  • Stenio in La Gypsy in 1839

Other ballet posts[edit]

Political offices
Preceded by
Arthur Saint-Léon
Director of the Paris Opera Ballet
1853-59
Succeeded by
Lucien Petipa
Preceded by
Vincent
Director of the Théâtre de la Monnaie
1866-67
Succeeded by
Alfred Lamy