Mauri, Rosita (1856–1923)

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Mauri, Rosita (1856–1923)

Spanish ballet dancer. Born Sept 15, 1856, in Rens, Barcelona, Spain; died 1923 in Paris, France.

Made debut in Majorca (1866); danced with Teatro Principale of Barcelona (1871); was a principal dancer in Vienna, Paris, and at major Italian opera houses such as Teatro Reggio di Turino and Teatro alla Scala in Milan; debuted at Paris Opéra (1878), where she created roles in such works as Louis Mérante's Korrigane (1880), La Farrandole (1883), and Yedda (1885), and Josef Hansen's La Tempête (1889), La Rêve (1890), La Maladetta (1893) and l'Etoile (1897); best known for her mime work as Fenella in La Muette di Portici.

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