Celebrity for the week ending
Saturday, 17 October 2009

Maria Bordin and Alfredo Curti
in the ballet L'Amour,
Alhambra, Leicester Square, London, 11 June 1906

Maria Bordin and Alfredo Curti

Maria Bordin and Alfredo Curti
in the ballet L'Amour, Alhambra Theatre, London, 11 June 1906

(photo: Campbell-Gray, London, 1906;
postcard by Aristophot, London, no. E 1028)

This scene from the Alhambra Theatre ballet L'Amour, set in ancient Assyria, with music by Thomé, a scenario of Mrs T. Hay Ritchie (daughter of Arthur Sullivan's mistress, Fanny Ronalds) and Charles Wilson, and choreographed by Alfredo Curti, shows the latter as Nashur and Maria Bordin (both from La Scala, Milan) as Mylitta, daughter of King Darius. For further information and another photograph, see Ivor Guest, Ballet in Leicester Square, Dance Books, London, 1992.

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