Taglioni-Galster, Amalia

BORN 1807 - DIED 23 Dec 1881, Berlin
BIRTH NAME Galster, Amalia
GRAVE LOCATION Berlin: Kirchhof Jerusalem und Neue Kirche I, Halleschen Tor, Kreuzberg (Abt. 2/2)

The German dancer Amalia Galster married her colleague Paul Taglioni in 1829. In 1832 she was the first Effie in the romantic ballet "La Sylphide" with music by Jean-Madeleine Schneitzhoeffer and a libretto by Adolphe Nourrit. The star of this ballet was her sister-in-law Marie Taglioni and the choerographer was her father-in-law Filippo Taglioni. In August of the same year she appeared in "La Tyrolienne" with Paul and Marie at Covent Garden in London.

With Paul she had two daughters, Auguste and Marie. In 1839 she performed in the USA with her husband.

• Daughter: Taglioni, Auguste
• Husband: Taglioni, Paul (1829-, Berlin)

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 hasnīt survived and Bournonvilleīs version is now on of the oldest surviving ballets in the world. [Nourrit, Adolphe][Taglioni, Marie][Taglioni, Paul]


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


La Sylphide - Wikipedia

Talbot, Silas

Published: 29 Jan 2022
Last update: 06 Apr 2022