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Lillian Russell in La cigale / cabinet photograph by Sarony.

Image ID: th-48498

Lillian Russell in La cigale / cabinet photograph by Sarony.

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Image Title

:  Lillian Russell in La cigale / cabinet photograph by Sarony.


: Sarony & Co -- Photographer

Specific Material Type

: photographs

Item Physical Description

: 1 cabinet photograph : b&w ; 17 x 11 cm.


: National Endowment for the Arts Millennium Project. Note 2.) Portrait of Lillian Russell dressed for her role of Marton in La Cigalle, produced by the Lillian Russell Opera Comique, music by Edmond Audran, English version by F. C. Burnand and music by Ivan Caryll, based on Henri Chivot and Alfred Duru's La cigale et la fourmi [The grasshopper and the ant] from Jean de La Fontaine's fable of the same name. Note 3.) Sarah Bernhardt attended the second performance of the operetta and the next day, according to Russell, sent the singer a hand-written copy of the La Fontaine fable upon which it was based. Note 4.) The operetta was performed extensively in the United States, including at the Garden Theatre, New York, N.Y., Oct. 26, 1891-Feb. 13, 1892, the Globe Theatre, Boston, Mass., Feb. 15-Mar. 5, 1892, the Columbia Theatre, Chicago, Ill., Mar. 14-Apr. 9, 1892, two theaters in Philadelphia, Penn., May 9-21, 1982, the Park Theatre, Brooklyn, N.Y., May 23-28, 1892, a national tour between Sept. and Oct., 1892, the Garden Theatre, New York, Dec. 26, 18 ....
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: Billy Rose Theatre Collection photograph file / Personalities / R / Lillian Russell


: The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts / Billy Rose Theatre Division

Catalog Call Number

: *T-PHO (A) Russell, Lillian, no. 12

Digital ID

: th-48498

Record ID

: 548681

Digital Item Published

: 9-12-2005; updated 5-8-2012

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