Definitions

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  • n. A tutor or coach of ballet dancers or opera singers.

Etymologies

French répétiteur (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Having joined the Royal Ballet at 16 and become a favoured partner of Rudolf Nureyev and a muse to the choreographer Kenneth MacMillan, she had left the stage to serve the company first as principal repetiteur and then as assistant director.

    The Royal Ballet: a new era awaits

  • Jonathan Cope, another revered former principal, now the Royal Ballet's repetiteur, also falls into this category.

    The Royal Ballet: a new era awaits

  • He decided to become a conductor, and to do it in the old-fashioned German way, by playing as a repetiteur for opera houses and working as an assistant to operatic maestros.

    Bringing Wagner to Gloucestershire

  • After her dancing career, she taught, in 1984 becoming principal repetiteur

    Taking the Royal Ballet to New Heights

  • He could be a ballet company's repetiteur, who is a guy who accompanies the orchestra in rehearsal.

    CNN Transcript Jun 24, 2005

  • Cortot playing just about ANYTHING - sod the wrong notes, listen to the tone and the drama this man once worked as a repetiteur in Bayreuth

    Archive 2004-04-01

  • For a short time she worked as a repetiteur, one of the George Balanchine Trust's approved rehearsal directors who stage that choreographer's ballets around the world.

    NYT > Home Page

  • As a repetiteur, "you go wherever you go and stage a ballet and become very close, but after the first performance you never see it again."

    NYT > Home Page

  • Born in1912 in what was then East Prussia and now Poland, Sanderling's early studies led to a position as a repetiteur at the Berlin State Opera in the early 1930s until he was dismissed as a "non-Aryan."

    NPR Topics: News

  • His piano studies in Königsberg and Berlin led to a post as a repetiteur at the Berlin State Opera now the Deutsche Oper from 1931 until 1933, when Hitler's rise to power meant his dismissal as a "non-Aryan".

    The Guardian World News

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