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1581 - The First Ballet
1681 - Women begins to dance in ballet.
1827 - Marie Toglioni makes debut in Paris. Beginning of Romantic Ballet.
1839 - Joseph Oller, founder of music halls, is born.
1845 - Pas De Quatre debuts.
1845 - Le Diable a Quatre gives first performance; complete success.
1858 - Café Elderado founded.
1858 - Offenbach performs Orpheus in the Underworld at Opera Comique.
1859 - Café Alcazar founded.
1865 - Wagner completes Tristan and Isolde.
1870’s - Music Halls begin to open.
1870 - Coppelia debuts.
1871 - Verdi's Aida is performed for the first time at the Cairo Opera House.
1872 - Bizet's L'Arlesienne Suite is performed for the first time.
1872 - In Bayreuth, a foundation stone of Wagnerian opera house displayed.
1873 - Manet paints a portrait of Jean-Baptiste Faure.
1873 - Paris Opera House burns down.
1873 - 1874 - Manet paints Masked Ball at the Opera.
1873 - Deges paints The Dancing Examination.
1875 - Bizet's Carmen performed for the first time.
1875 - Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No.1 performed for the first time.
1875 - Bizet dies.
1875 - 1877 - Degas paints The Floor Strippers.
1875 - Degas paints Café-Concert Singer.
1876 - Paris Opera House is re-built and opened.
1876 - Sylvia debuts.
1876 - Brahms completes his first symphony.
1876 - Degas paints L’Absinthe in Nouvelle-Athines.
1876 - 1877 - Degas paints The Star.
1878 - Dega paints Singer with a Glove.
1878 - Degas paints Jules Perrot in Ballet Rehearsal.
1878 - Degas's Ballet Rehearsal and other works exhibited U.S.
1879 - The fourth Impressionist exhibition held.
1880 - Degas paints The Green Dancer.
1881 - Rudolphe Salis opens the Chat Noir.
1881 - Degas finished The Little Dancer of 14 Years.
1882 - Renoir paints a portrait of Wagner in 35 minutes.
1882 - Degas paints Dance Class at the Opera.
1883 - Renoir paints Country Dance.
1884 - Satie moves to Paris.
1886 - Liszt dies.
1889 - Moulin Rouge opened.
1889 - Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec paints Dance at the Moulin de la Galette
1890 - Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec paints The Dance at the Moulin Rouge.
1890 - Degas completed an engraving of Rose Caron.
1890 - Pablo Picasso paints Le Moulin de la Galette.
1892 - Moulin Rouge closed.
1892 - Renoir paints Young Girls at the Piano.
1893 - Verdi's Falstaff was first performed.
1893 - Morisot sketches Julie Manet and Jeannie Gobillard Practicing.
1906 - Yvette Guilbert performs in Carnigie Hall.