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Mlle Louise Marquet

Mlle Louise Marquet

A carte-de-visite portrait of the dancer Louise Marquet (1830-1890).

Born at Tours in 1830, Louise Marquet enjoyed a long career at the Paris Opéra, appearing as a sujet from 1851 to 1879. She died in Paris on 22 December 1890.

In 1861 she danced the role of Denise in Le Marché des Puces, and later in the same year she created the role of Countess Aldini in L’Etoile de Messine. In 1863 she danced Bathilde in Giselle, with Martha Muravieva in the title role, and in 1866 she danced Magreb in La Source. In 1865 she appeared in Meyerbeer’s L’Africaine; in 1867 she appeared in a revival of Mazilier’s Le Corsaire, playing the same role she had created in 1856; and later in the same year she danced the role of Queen of the Waters in Le Ballet de la Reine: La Peregrina, a divertissement by Lucien Petipa in Act III of Verdi’s Don Carlos.

She also danced in La Muette de Portici, in Marco Spada and in Le Dieu et la Bayadère.

Photographed by Disdéri of Paris.


Code: 125146
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