Livry, Emma

BORN 24 Sep 1842, Paris - DIED 26 Jul 1863, Neuilly-sur-Seine, Hauts-de-Seine
CAUSE OF DEATH consequences of a fire accident
GRAVE LOCATION Paris: Montmartre Cimetière, 20 Avenue Rachel (division 31)

Emma Livry studied dancing at the school of the Opera of Paris. She debuted aged sixteen at the Théâtre de l'Académie Royale. The famous dancer Marie Taglione noticed her and became her mentor. Her appearance in "La Sylphide" made her a favourite with the public in Paris. Taglioni did the choreography for Emma's part in "Le Papillon" that was created for her in 1860.

During a rehearsal on 15 Nov 1862 for the opera "La Muette di Portici" a gaslight on the stage caused her ballet dress to catch fire. She was burnt severely and died eight months later of her wounds after they infected during her transfer from Paris to her mother in Neuilly-sur-Seine on 15 Jul 1863. She died later that month.

Related persons
• was pupil to Taglioni, Marie


The grave of Emma Livry at the Cimetière Montmartre, Paris.
Picture by Androom (20 Feb 2016)


Emma Livry - Wikipedia

Llamas, Armando

Published: 27 Feb 2016
Last update: 19 Apr 2022