Pauline Montessu


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(née Paul; b Marseilles, 4 Jun. 1805; d Amiens, 1 Aug. 1877)

French dancer. She studied with her brother Antoine Paul and made her debut in Lyons in 1813. In 1820 she joined the Paris Opera where she danced Lise in the first production of La Fille mal gardée to use the Hérold score (1828). She also created the title role in Aumer's Manon Lescaut in 1830.

Subjects: Dance.

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