Joseph Mazilier

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Joseph Mazilier
Joseph Mazilier -circa 1860.JPG
Joseph Mazilier, Paris, c. 1860
Born Giulio Mazarini
(1801-03-01)March 1, 1801
Marseilles
Died May 19, 1868(1868-05-19) (aged 67)
Paris
Occupation Dancer, balletmaster and choreographer
Dances
Mazilier in La Tempête (1835), engraved by Maleuvre

Joseph Mazilier (1 March 1801 in Marseilles – 19 May 1868 in 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.[1] Marie Guy-Stéphan debuted in Aelia et Mysis at the Paris Opéra when she moved in 1853 to Paris.[2]

Ballets[edit]

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]

References[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