in Paris - 1828
With no prima donna at his disposal, but with a dancer of Noblet's ability at hand, the ingenious Scribe, for whom no difficulty had yet been insurmountable, determined to offer a libretto in which pantomime should count for more than song, and in 1828, some time after performances had been resumed, the Opera celebrated its real return to favor with the Muette de Portici. Without exaggeration it may be said that the absence of a prima donna and the presence of a dancer like Noblet were the essential elements in the creation of the new work.
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Sophie Augustine Leo and W. Oliver Strunk, Musical Life in Paris (1817-1848): A Chapter from the Memoirs of Sophie Augustine Leo--Part II. In The Musical Quarterly, volume Vol. 32, No. 2 (April, 1946), p. 394-395. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1425291213865 accessed: 22 November, 2017
location of experience: Paris
Originally submitted by mallen on Mon, 02 Mar 2015 10:13:34 +0000