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Name of Object:

Aladdin, or The Magnificent Lamp: sketch of the set for act 1 or act 2

Location:

France

Holding Museum:

National Library of France

Date:

1822

Type of object:

Drawing

Artists:

Pierre-Luc-Charles Cicéri (1782-1868)

Provenance:

France

Description:

The tale of Aladdin and his lamp was very popular in the theatre and the opera following the rise of Orientalism in the 1820s. Its first performance as an opera in 1822 was so successful that gas was used for the first time ever at the Opéra de Paris, to light up the lamp on stage.

Archival or Bibliographical Reference:

BMO ESQ CICERI-1

Citation of this web page:

 "Aladdin, or The Magnificent Lamp: sketch of the set for act 1 or act 2" in Sharing History , Museum With No Frontiers, 2018. http://www.museumwnf.org/thematicgallery/thg_galleries/database_item.php?itemId=sh_objects;AWE;fr;185;en&id=theatre

Translation by: Flaminia Baldwin

MWNF Working Number: FR 185