BORN 31 Mar 1824, Brussel - DIED 8 Nov 1910, Paris|
BIRTH NAME Plunkett, Adeline Marie Getrude
GRAVE LOCATION Paris: Auteuil Cimetière, Rue Claude Lorrain, Auteuil (division 1)
The dancer Adeline Plunkett was the younger sister of the actress Eugénie Doche (1821-1900). She was a pupil of Jean Baptiste Barrez (1792-1868) in Paris and debuted in Trieste in 1841. From 1843 to 1844 she appeatred at Her Majesty's Theatre in London. In 1845 she became the principal dancer at the Opéra de Paris. She appeared in several premieres, including "La Péri" (1845), "Nisida, ou les Amazones des Açore" (1848) and "Vert-Vert" (1851). She also performed at Covent Garden and at the théâtre royal de la Monnaie in Brussels.
In London she appeared with Carlotta Grisi and Adèle Dumilâtre. She ended her engagement with Opéra de Paris in 1857 and she appeared at La Fenice in Venice in several works by Giuseppe Rota. She moved on to Rome where she performed for several years. In 1861 she ended her dancing career. She returned to Paris and she married the publisher Paul Dalloz in 1871. She died in 1910 in Paris.
Husband: Dalloz, Paul (1871-1887)