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Benjamin Lumley

(1812—1875) opera manager and author


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English theatre manager. He was financier then manager (1842–58) of Her Majesty's Theatre, London, and played a key role in the presentation of Romantic ballet in England. A noted diplomat, his famous coup was successfully negotiating the order of appearance of the four ballerinas in Pas de quatre.

From The Oxford Dictionary of Dance in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Dance.


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