Théâtre Impérial du Châtelet. Aladdin and the magnificent lamp; the genies of the lamp (ballet).
National Library of France
Print (wood engraving)
Engraver: Auguste Tricon; artist: Auguste Belin
The tale of Aladdin became very popular following the rise of Orientalism in the 1820s, and became the subject of multiple adaptations for opera and for theatre. In 1863 Adolphe d'Ennery and Hector Crémieux also transformed it into a "féerie" (fairy play). This féerie, a genre which chose great legends as its subject and spanned many different mediums (ballet, on-stage special effects) was extremely popular in 1860s France.
ESTAMPES SCENES Aladin ou la lampe merveilleuse (1)
"Théâtre Impérial du Châtelet. Aladdin and the magnificent lamp; the genies of the lamp (ballet)." in Sharing History , Museum With No Frontiers, 2018. http://www.museumwnf.org/thematicgallery/thg_galleries/database_item.php?itemId=sh_objects;AWE;fr;179;en&id=theatre
Translation by: Flaminia Baldwin
MWNF Working Number: FR 179
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