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A tutor or coach of ballet dancers or musicians, especially opera singers.
- ‘His family lost their fortune in the inflationary crash of 1923, and Wagner-Régeny was forced to earn his living working as a ballet répétiteur at the Grosse Volksoper, Berlin, as well as playing the piano in nightclubs and cinemas.’
- ‘I work very closely with Thomas Pertel, who is the company's accompanist and répétiteur.’
- ‘New répétiteurs included Liouville (until his promotion in 1838) and Auguste Comte, who also served as an admission examiner from 1837 to 1844.’
- ‘His first appointment at the École Polytechnique was as a répétiteur in 1859, then in 1863 he was appointed as an examiner.’
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