Orfa: ballet des traineux, le cratère, metamorphose des plantes, la WalhallaAdditional title: Scènes principales du ballet d'Orfa, à l'Académie impériale de musique
NamesRiou, Edouard, 1833-1900 (Illustrator)Mazilier, Joseph, 1797-1868 (Choreographer)
Prints depicting dance
Ballet or dance scenes from theatrical works, with or without people in them
Dates / OriginDate Issued: 1857 (Inferred)Place: Paris
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZFA Rio E Orf 1
TopicsFerraris, Amalia, 1830-1904Opéra de ParisOrfa (Choreographic work : Mazilier)Ballet -- France -- 19th century
NotesStatement of responsibility: Lower center: Ed. Riou.Source note: Newspaper cutting depicting four scenes from Mazilier's ballet Orfa, premiered at the Paris Opéra, Dec. 29, 1852, and revived for Amalia Ferraris, July, 1857.
Physical DescriptionWood engravingsExtent: 22.5 x 31.5 cm.
DescriptionUpper left: ballet of the sleighs, set on a snowy Icelandic plain near Reykjavic, mount Hecla in the distance, the altar and statue of Loki, the god of fire, foreground right. Upper right: the palace of Loki in the heart of a mountain; a magnificent stairway leads to the crater. Lower left: the moment in the ballet in which Orfa restores to their natural shape the young girls whom Loki had transformed into rocks and flowers. Lower right: Valhalla and the stairway leading to Odin's throne. At center: Oval bust portrait of Ferraris, looking left.
Type of ResourceStill image
IdentifiersNYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12149485Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 0af99260-cbba-0130-b63a-58d385a7b928
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