Le Diable amoureux (ballet)

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Pauline Leroux in Act III of Le Diable Amoureux
Kaniewski Strauss sisters - Leila and Asmodée - 1853

Le Diable Amoureux (aka Satanella, or Love and Hell) is a Pantomime ballet in 3 acts, 8 scenes. Originally staged by Joseph Mazilier to the music of Napoléon Henri Reber and François Benoist. Libretto by Jules-Henri Vernoy de Saint-Georges, based on the 1772 occult romance by Jacques Cazotte.

First presented by the Ballet du Théâtre de l'Académie Royale de Musique in Paris, France on 23 September 1840. Pauline Leroux (as Uriel), Mazilier (as Alvaro, for ballet his name is Frederic), Louise Fitz-James (as Lilia) etc.[1]

Revivals/Restagings[edit]

  • Revival by Marius Petipa for the Imperial Ballet with additional music by Cesare Pugni. First presented on 30 October [O.S. 18 October] 1866 at the Imperial Bolshoi Kamenny Theatre, St. Petersburg, Russian Empire. Principal Dancers - Praskovia Lebedeva as Satanella, and Lev Ivanov.
  • Revival by Marius Petipa for the Imperial Ballet with additional music by Cesare Pugni. First presented on 7 May [O.S. 25 April] 1868 at the Imperial Bolshoi Kamenny Theatre, St. Petersburg, Russian Empire. Principal Dancers - Alexandra Vergina as Satanella, and Lev Ivanov as Count Fabio.
  • Revival of Marius Petipa by Ivan Chliustin (ru: И. Н. Хлюстин) & Nicola Domashov (ru: Н. П. Домашёв) for the Imperial Ballet. First presented on 18 February [O.S. 6 February] 1897 at the Bolshoi Theatre, in Moscow, Russian Empire. Principal Dancers - Lyubov Roslavleva.

References[edit]

  • Garafola, Lynn / Petipa, Marius. The Diaries of Marius Petipa. Trans, Ed., and introduction by Lynn Garafola. Published in Studies in Dance History. 3.1 (Spring 1992).
  1. ^ Le Diable amoureux