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La Fille du Danube


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Ballet in two acts with choreography and libretto by F. Taglioni, music by Adam, sets by Ciceri, Despléchin, Diéterle, Feuchères, and Séchan, and costumes by H. d'Orschwiller. Premiered 21 Sept. 1836 at the Paris Opera with M. Taglioni, Legallois, Leroux, and Mazilier. It tells the story of an orphaned girl (found as a child on a river bank) who falls in love with a nobleman's son. When her lover's father seeks to marry her instead, she throws herself into the river. Her lover follows her and after enduring several trials of their strength and courage they are allowed to return to earth. A reconstruction of the ballet was staged by Fracci and Gillian Whittingham for Rome Opera Ballet, 2007.

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