La Péri: thirteen costume sketches
National Library of France
Paul Lormier; Hippolyte d'Orschwiller
La Péri is a fantastical ballet in two acts with the scenario written by Theophile Gautier and the music by Burgmüller. This ballet, first performed in 1843, brought the audience to a grand Egyptian palace. Théophile Gautier dreamt of visiting Egypt, where his friend Gerard de Nerval had been living and sending him details to help him make the ballet more realistic.
"La Péri: thirteen costume sketches" in Sharing History , Museum With No Frontiers, 2018. http://www.museumwnf.org/thematicgallery/thg_galleries/database_item.php?itemId=sh_objects;AWE;fr;188;en&id=theatre
Translation by: Flaminia Baldwin
MWNF Working Number: FR 188