Louis-Hyacinthe Duflost, known as Hyacinthe (15 April 1814 – 8 May 1887) was a French actor and operetta singer.
Born in Amiens, he became a comic actor very early in life - his father was wigmaker to the magician Louis Compte, whose troupe he joined aged seven. He was part of several companies, including the Ambigu, the Vaudeville and the Variétés. In 1847 he moved to the company of the Palais-Royal, where he remained until his death and appeared very regularly in plays by Eugène Labiche.
His reputation was partly founded on his large nose, remembered by Parisians long after his death. He lived in Montmartre with his wife and children, most notably during the siege of Paris, when he joined the 32nd Battalion of the Garde Nationale aged 60. He later retired to 3 rue d'Orléans in Asnières, where he died in 1887.
Henri Meilhac was a French dramatist and opera librettist, best known for his collaborations with Ludovic Halévy on Georges Bizet's Carmen and on the works of Jacques Offenbach, as well as Jules Massenet's Manon.
Ludovic Halévy was a French author and playwright, best known for his collaborations with Henri Meilhac on Georges Bizet's Carmen and on the works of Jacques Offenbach.
Alexandre Charles Lecocq was a French composer, known for his opérettes and opéras comiques. He became the most prominent successor to Jacques Offenbach in this sphere, and enjoyed considerable success in the 1870s and early 1880s, before the changing musical fashions of the late 19th century made his style of composition less popular. His few serious works include the opera Plutus (1886), which was not a success, and the ballet Le cygne (1899). His only piece to survive in the regular modern operatic repertory is his 1872 opéra comique La fille de Madame Angot. Others of his more than forty stage works receive occasional revivals.
Ève Lavallière, full name Eugénie Marie Pascaline Fenoglio,, was a French stage actress and later a noteworthy Catholic penitent and member of the Secular Franciscan Order.
Jules Brasseur was a French actor and singer, born 1829 in Paris and died in the same city in 1890, who achieved considerable popular success in Paris and around France in the second half of the 19th century.
Pierre-Paul-Désiré Siraudin was a French playwright and librettist.
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.
Armand Lapointe was a French novelist, journalist and playwright. He also wrote the libretto of the opérette bouffe Mesdames de la Halle by Jacques Offenbach.
Henri Chivot was a French writer and playwright, mostly known as an operettas librettist.
Eugène Grangé was a French playwright, librettist, chansonnier and goguettier.
Lambert-Thiboust was a 19th-century French playwright.
Henri Marie Gabriel Blondeau was a French playwright, librettist and chansonnier, famous for his song Frou-frou.
Gil-Pérès, real name Jules-Charles Pérès Jolin, was a 19th-century French stage actor and vaudevilliste, who was a member of the troupe of the Théâtre du Palais-Royal in Paris in the mid-19th century, and created several roles in Offenbach operettas.
Louis-François-Marie Nicolaïe, better known as Clairville, was a 19th-century French comedian, poet, chansonnier, goguettier and playwright.
Alfred Duru was a 19th-century French playwright and operetta librettist who collaborated on more than 40 librettos for the leading French composers of operetta: Hervé, Offenbach, Lecocq and Audran.
Edme Jules called Jules Costé, was a 19th-century French lawyer and composer of operettas and opéras-comiques.
Maria Conchita Gélabert (1857–1922) was a lyrical artist and actress of Spanish origin who performed in France at the end of the 19th century.
Offenbach Arias and Overtures is a 65-minute studio album of excerpts from operettas by Jacques Offenbach performed by the American mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Antonio de Almeida. It was released in 1995.