Taglioni, Paul

BORN 12 Jan 1808, Viena - DIED 6 Jan 1884, Berlin
BIRTH NAME Taglioni, Paolo Nikola
GRAVE LOCATION Berlin: Kirchhof Jerusalem und Neue Kirche I, Halleschen Tor, Kreuzberg (Abt. 2/2)

Paul Taglioni was the son of the Italian dancer Pilippo Taglioni and the Swedish ballerina Sophie Karsten. He studied with his father and in Paris with Jean-Francóis Coulon. He performed together with his sister Marie Taglioni in Stuttgart, Vienna, Munich, Warsaw and Berlin until 1829. In 1829 he married the dancer Amalia Galster (1812-1881). They had a daughter Marie (1833-1891) who was a dancer as well until she married into the Windischgrätz family. In 1839 Taglioni performed in the USA with his wife.

From 1847 to 1857 he worked as a guest choreographer at Her Majesty's Theatre in London. In 1851 he became the ballet master of the Hofoper (court Theatre) in Berlin. From 1853 to 1856 was ballet master in Naples and from 1856 until 1883 again in Berlin. He was also frequently guest ballet master in Vienna between 1853 and 1874.

• Mother: Karsten, Sophie Hedvig
• Daughter: Taglioni, Auguste
• Wife: Taglioni-Galster, Amalia (1829-, Berlin)
• Sister: Taglioni, Marie

Related persons
• is brother/sister of Taglioni, Marie

12/3/1832Premiere of "La Sylphide" with Marie Taglioni atthe Salle Pelletier in Paris. The ballet was created for her. The music was written by Jean Schneitzhoeffer and the libretto was by Adoplhe Nourrit. The cheoreopgraphy was by her father Filippo Taglioni and her husband Paul Taglioni and her sister-in-law Amalia Taglioni-Galster were among the performers. In 1836 a new version with different music was produced with August Bournonville as choreographer. The original version hasn´t survived and Bournonville´s version is now on of the oldest surviving ballets in the world. [Nourrit, Adolphe][Taglioni, Marie][Taglioni-Galster, Amalia]


The grave of Paul Taglioni at the Kirchhof Jerusalem und Neue Kirche I, Berlin.
Picture by Androom (28 May 2015)


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Published: 29 Jan 2022
Last update: 06 Apr 2022