Guide to the Nozze Slave Dance Notation and Costume Design Drawings

Processed by Karen Rosen
© 2004
The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Guide to the Nozze Slave Dance Notation and Costume Design Drawings

Collection number: MS-P57

Special Collections and Archives

The UCI Libraries

University of California

Irvine, California
Processed by:
Karen Rosen
Date Completed:
2004
Encoded by:
Andre Ambrus
© 2004 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Nozze Slave dance notation and costume design drawings,
Date (inclusive): circa 1895
Collection number: MS-P057
Creators: Coppini, Cesare, director. Graeb, Emilio, choreographer. Zamperoni, Luigi, costume designer.
Extent: 0.2 linear feet (2 oversize folders)
Repository: University of California, Irvine. Library. Special Collections and Archives.
Irvine, California 92623-9557
Abstract: This collection comprises two groups of material documenting work on a ballet in one act, Nozze slave: divertimento danzante in un atti, ( Slave wedding: a ballet in one act), which appears to have been staged by Cesare Coppini at La Scala, an opera house in Milan, on January 22, 1895. The first group includes two manuscripts relating to the choreography of the ballet by Emilio Graeb, to music by P. Hertel. One is a hand-written and illustrated choreographic synopsis, possibly fragmentary, reproduced and signed by Coppini, showing the placement of dancers in fifteen scenes. The other is a listing of the order of the dances written in Coppini's hand. The second group includes thirteen costume drawings from the ballet by Luigi Zamperoni, drawn in ink on tracing paper and mounted on stiff backing, annotated in black and red ink, and featuring costumes for the major dances.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access

Collection open for research.

Publication Rights

Property rights reside with the University of California. These materials are in the public domain. For permissions to reproduce or to publish, please contact the Head of Special Collections and University Archives.

Preferred Citation

Nozze Slave dance notation and costume design drawings. MS-P57. Special Collections and Archives, The UC Irvine Libraries, Irvine, California. Date accessed.
For the benefit of current and future researchers, please cite any additional information about sources consulted in this collection, including permanent URLs, item or folder descriptions, and box/folder locations.

Acquisition Information

Acquired, 2002.

Processing Information

Processed by Karen Rosen, 2004.

Scope and Content of Collection

This collection comprises two groups of material documenting work on a ballet in one act, Nozze slave: divertimento danzante in un atti, ( Slave wedding: a ballet in one act), which appears to have been staged by Cesare Coppini at La Scala, an opera house in Milan, on January 22, 1895. The first group includes two manuscripts relating to the choreography of the ballet by Emilio Graeb, to music by P. Hertel. One is a hand-written and illustrated choreographic synopsis, possibly fragmentary, reproduced and signed by Coppini, showing the placement of dancers in fifteen scenes. The other is a listing of the order of the dances written in Coppini's hand. The second group includes thirteen costume drawings from the ballet by Luigi Zamperoni, drawn in ink on tracing paper and mounted on stiff backing, annotated in black and red ink, and featuring costumes for the major dances.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

Subjects

Nozze slave (Choreographic work: Graeb) -- Archives.
Costume design -- Italy -- Archives.

Genres and Formats of Materials

Costume design drawings -- Italy -- 19th century.
Dance notation -- Italy -- 19th century.

Contributors

Graeb, Emilio, choreographer.
Zamperoni, Luigi, costume designer.
Hertel, Peter Ludwig, 1817-1899, composer.


Collection Contents

Box FB-64 : 5

Choreographic notation and listing of the order of dances,1895.

Physical Description: 2 items.
Box FB-64 : 6

Costume drawings,1895.

Physical Description: 13 items.
Box FB-64 : 5

Cover in which materials were stored,1895