Jean-Nicolas-Gustave Van Nieuwen-Huysen (known as Gustave Vaëz) (6 December 1812 – 12 March 1862) was a Belgian playwright, librettist and translator of opera librettos. Born in Brussels, he studied law and earned a doctorate at the State University of Leuven.Since he had no desire to work as a lawyer, he devoted himself to a career as a playwright. He published a large number of plays. His first plays were staged from 1829 to 1834 in Brussels, which he left for Paris to work with librettist Alphonse Royer. Operas where Vaëz was involved as a librettist and translator are Lucia di Lammermoor (1839), La favorite and Rita, ou Le mari battu by Gaetano Donizetti (1840), and Jérusalem by Giuseppe Verdi. He died in Paris on 12 March 1862.
Joseph Méry was a French writer, journalist, novelist, poet, playwright and librettist.
Jules Adenis was a 19th-century French playwright and opera librettist. Some of his works include Un postillon en gage (1856) Sylvie (1864), and La grand'tante (1867).
Louis Emmanuel Dupaty was a French playwright, naval officer, chansonnier, journalist and administrator of the Bibliothèque de l'Arsenal. His brother was the sculptor Louis Dupaty.
Alphonse Royer, was a French author, dramatist and theatre manager, most remembered today for having written the librettos for Gaetano Donizetti's opera La favorite and Giuseppe Verdi's Jérusalem. From 1853 to 1856, he was the director of the Odéon Theatre and from 1856 to 1862 director of the Paris Opéra, after which he was appointed France's Inspecteur Général des Beaux-Arts. In his later years, he wrote a six volume history of the theatre and a history of the Paris Opéra. He also translated the theatrical works of the Italian dramatist Carlo Gozzi, as well those of the Spanish writers, Cervantes, Tirso de Molina, and Juan Ruiz de Alarcón. A Chevalier and later Officier of the Légion d'honneur, Royer died in Paris, the city of his birth, at the age of 71.
Pierre Jean Hyacinthe Adonis Galoppe d'Onquaire was a French writer and playwright. Among his operetta librettos, Jean-Baptiste Weckerlin's setting of La Laitière de Trianon, "opéra de salon en 1 acte" is the best remembered, along with one song Ça fait peur aux oiseaux from the operetta Bredouille, set to music by Paul Bernard (composer).
Louis Charles Achille d'Artois de Bournonville was a French writer, libretist and dramatist.
Édouard Edmond Lafargue was a French playwright.
Maurice Hennequin was a French-naturalized Belgian playwright.
Alfred Delacour or Alfred-Charlemagne Delacour, real name Pierre-Alfred Lartigue, was a 19th-century French playwright and librettist.
Adolphe Joseph Choler was a French playwright and librettist. He was Saint-Agnan Choler's brother.
Joseph-Bernard Rosier was a 19th-century French playwright and librettist.
Auguste-Michel-Benoît Gaudichot pseudonym: Michel Masson was a French playwright, journalist and novelist of the 19th century.
Alexis Decomberousse, full name Alexis Barbe Benoît Decomberousse, was a 19th-century French playwright and vaudevillist.
Saint-Yves was the pen name of Édouard Déaddé, a 19th-century French playwright.
Pierre Michel Delaporte was a 19th-century French playwright, painter, lithographer and political caricaturist.
Angel, full name Ange-Jean-Robert Eustache Angel, was a 19th-century French playwright.
Pol Mercier, real name Jean-Étienne-Polydore Mercier was a 19th-century French playwright and librettist.
Lubize, real name Pierre-Michel Martin or Martin-Lubize was a 19th-century French playwright and librettist.
Bernard Lopez de Roberts was a 19th-century French playwright of Spanish origin.
Jules Moinaux, real name Joseph-Désiré Moineaux or Moineau was a 19th-century French writer, playwright, and librettist. Georges Courteline, whose civil status name was Georges Moinaux, was his son.
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