Roseta Mauri


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Roseta Mauri

Better known as the dancer of the Fin d’arabesque (1877) by Edgar Degas, Rosita Mauri was one of Europe’s principal ballarinas and a favourite of artistic circles of her time due to her strong and virtuosistic technique, charming personality and quick temper.
Isabel Amanda Rosa Mauri Segura (1849-1923) was the daughter of a ballet master and choreographer from Reus, Pere Mauri—although she was born in Palma de Mallorca, she always claimed Reus to be her hometown—. She began her career under her father’s guidance. In 1870 she joined the corps de ballet of the Teatre Principal of Barcelona, after touring in Hamburg, Milan, Rome, Viena and Berlin and training with prestigious ballet masters such as the choreographer Henri Dervine at Teatre del Liceu, she was promoted to principal at Teatre Principal. She made the great leap of her career when in 1877 dancing at the Scala of Milan she caught Charles Gounod’s attention. The French composer persuaded the Paris Opera Ballet to engage her, where a year later. She premiered the ballet of the opera Polyeucte. Since then she became one of the Paris Opera Ballet’s étoiles, and roles were created on her such as Yvonette of the ballet La Korrigane(1880) and Gourouli of Les deux pigeons (1886) by Louis Mérante, or L’étoile (1887) by J. Hansen. Among many operas, she danced Jules Massenet’s El Cid (1885) in which a role created especially on her. Her performances of some ballets were long praised such as Sylvia by Mérante with music by Léo Delibes. After she retired from stage, she taught future generations of dancers at the school of Paris Opera Ballet Ballet between 1898-1920. On her death in 1923, she was buried in the Montparnasse cemetery.