Maude Adams as Napoleon II
L'Aiglon is a play in six acts by Edmond Rostand based on the life of Napoleon's son, Napoleon II of France, Duke of Reichstadt. The title comes from a nickname for Napoleon II, the French word for "eaglet" (a young eagle). The title role was created by Sarah Bernhardt in the play's premiere on 15 March 1900 at the Théàtre Sarah Bernhardt. In October of the same year, the play in an English translation by Louis N. Parker, premiered at New York's Knickerbocker Theatre with Maude Adams in the title role. Its first performance in London was at Her Majesty's Theatre in 1901, with Bernhardt again as the Duke of Reichstadt. Rostand had written L'Aiglon specifically for Bernhardt, and it became one of her signature roles.
Arthur Honegger and Jacques Ibert composed an opera in five acts, also with the title L'Aiglon, to a libretto by Henri Cain based on Rostand's play, It was first performed at the Opéra de Monte-Carlo in 1937.
Fri, 14 Nov 2014 02:26:09 -0800
Arrivée jeudi après-midi aux alentours de 15 heures à Cholet, la délégation de l'Aiglon du Lamentin, commune martiniquaise, n'est pas là pour faire du tourisme. Engagée pour le 7e tour de la Coupe de France de football qu'elle disputera dimanche contre ...
Sat, 15 Nov 2014 00:52:20 -0800
Avec d'un côté l'engagement de la sélection dans la Coupe des nations de la Caraïbe, et de l'autre les participations de l'Aiglon et du Club Franciscain au 7e tour de la Coupe de France. Dans cette dernière compétition, on comptera pour la première ...
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 13:45:00 -0800
Bernhardt plays Camille, Tosca, Roxanne, and, in a burst of early non-traditional casting, two "breeches" roles, Hamlet and L'Aiglon (Napoleon). 1909 Eugene Ionesco is born in Slatina, Romania today. Ionesco will be remembered for his founding of the ...
The Star Online
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 16:33:45 -0800
Once you register, you can start off by stopping at the cocktail bar, where bartenders from some of Singapore's most acclaimed bars – such as 28 Hong Kong Street, Anti:Dote, Jigger and Pony, L'Aiglon and the Library – served a myriad of cocktails.
Fri, 07 Nov 2014 09:01:25 -0800
Although the hotel's restaurant, L'Aiglon, retains a vivid mural of Cubans dressed elegantly for a carnival, “the food is terrible,” Connors said. “The plates are the same ones they were using in 1957, and I have a feeling they're using the same ...
Thu, 27 Nov 2014 08:52:30 -0800
Gamin, Cédric Stadler passait son temps dans les grottes de culture de son grand-père. L'Aiglon, qui a repris en 2011 l'entreprise familiale fondée en 1943, a vu Stadler SA grandir et se transformer. Les sacs que les employés remplissaient de compost à ...
San Diego Source (subscription)
Wed, 29 Oct 2014 15:52:30 -0700
L'Alliance Francaise met this afternoon at the Maryland hotel, to hear M. de Bourgneuf discuss Rostand's "L'Aiglon." M. de Bourgneuf was formerly a professor of elocution in Paris and has the double advantage of being familiar with his subject and of ...
Fri, 07 Mar 2014 14:37:12 -0800
From our opening concert featuring Berlioz' Romeo and Juliet to a rare performance of Arthur Honneger's L'Aiglon and our season finale of Wagner's Die Walküre, the 2014-2015 season offers ample opportunity for large-scale musical celebration, not to ...
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