Thomas-Marie-François Sauvage (1794 - May 1877) was a French dramatist, theatre director and critic.
He collaborated with Adolphe Adam (an opéra comique in two acts Le Toréador , 1849), Albert Grisar (Gilles ravisseur, 1838 ; L'Eau merveilleuse, 1839 ; Les Porcherons, 1850), François Bazin (Madelon, 1852), Napoléon Henri Reber (Le Père Gaillard, 1852) and Ambroise Thomas (Angélique et Médor, 1843 ; an opéra bouffon or opéra bouffe Le Caïd , 1849 ; La Tonelli, 1853 ; Le Carnaval de Venise, 1857 ; Gilles et Gillotin, 1874).
Adolphe Charles Adam was a French composer and music critic. A prolific composer of operas and ballets, he is best known today for his ballets Giselle (1841) and Le corsaire, his operas Le postillon de Lonjumeau (1836), Le toréador (1849) and Si j'étais roi (1852) and his Christmas carol Minuit, chrétiens! (1844), later set to different English lyrics and widely sung as "O Holy Night" (1847). Adam was a noted teacher, who taught Delibes and other influential composers.
Opéra comique is a genre of French opera that contains spoken dialogue and arias. It emerged from the popular opéras comiques en vaudevilles of the Fair Theatres of St Germain and St Laurent, which combined existing popular tunes with spoken sections. Associated with the Paris theatre of the same name, opéra comique is not always comic or light in nature; Carmen, perhaps the most famous opéra comique, is a tragedy.
Albert Grisar was a Belgian composer.
He was managing director of the Théâtre de l'Odéon from 1827 to 1828.
Joël-Marie Fauquet is a French musicologist.
Fayard is a French Paris-based publishing house established in 1857. Fayard is controlled by Hachette Livre.
The International Standard Book Number (ISBN) is a numeric commercial book identifier which is intended to be unique. Publishers purchase ISBNs from an affiliate of the International ISBN Agency.
Alexandre Dumas fils was a French author and playwright, best known for the romantic novel La Dame aux Camélias, published in 1848, which was adapted into Giuseppe Verdi's opera La traviata, as well as numerous stage and film productions, usually titled Camille in English-language versions.
Jules-Henri Vernoy de Saint-Georges, French playwright, was born and died in Paris. He was one of the most prolific librettists of the 19th century, often working in collaboration with others.
The Salle Le Peletier was the home of the Paris Opera from 1821 until the building was destroyed by fire in 1873. The theatre was designed and constructed by the architect François Debret on the site of the garden of the Hôtel de Choiseul on the rue Lepeletier. Due to the many changes in government and management during the theatre's existence, it had a number of different official names, the most important of which were: Théâtre de l'Académie Royale de Musique (1821–1848), Opéra-Théâtre de la Nation (1848–1850), Théâtre de l'Académie Nationale de Musique (1850–1852), Théâtre de l'Académie Impériale de Musique (1852–1854), Théâtre Impérial de l'Opéra (1854–1870), and Théâtre National de l'Opéra (1870–1873).
Didier Bezace is a French actor.
François Emmanuel Joseph Bazin was a well-known French opera composer during the nineteenth century. His works are not widely performed today.
The Théâtre Lyrique was one of four opera companies performing in Paris during the middle of the 19th century. The company was founded in 1847 as the Opéra-National by the French composer Adolphe Adam and renamed Théâtre Lyrique in 1852. It used four different theatres in succession, the Cirque Olympique, the Théâtre Historique, the Salle du Théâtre-Lyrique, and the Salle de l'Athénée, until it ceased operations in 1872.
Stanislas Nordey is a French actor and theatre director. He is the son of actress Véronique Nordey and film director Jean-Pierre Mocky.
(Gabrielle) Delphine (Elisabeth) Ugalde, née Beaucé, was a French soprano and composer. She was the mother of Marguerite Ugalde.
Jean-Étienne-Auguste Massol was a French operatic tenor and later baritone who sang in the world premieres of many French operas.
Louis-Victor-Nestor Roqueplan [also sometimes spelled Rocoplan] was a French writer, journalist, and theatre director.
Molinier was the stage name of François Gély (1807–1859), a French operatic baritone who mostly performed minor roles at the Paris Opéra.
Philippe François Pinel, known as Dumanoir was a French playwright and librettist.
François-Louis Crosnier was a French theatre manager, politician, and playwright, who used the pen name Edmond Crosnier.
Jean-Toussaint Merle was a French playwright and journalist.
Eugène de Planard was a 19th-century French playwright.
Arthur de Beauplan, The son of the writer and composer Amédée de Beauplan, he wrote numerous vaudevilles and libretti for opéras comiques for Adolphe Adam, Ferdinand Poise or Théodore Dubois, in collaboration in particular with Adolphe de Leuven and Léon Lévy Brunswick.
Max Raoul or Vandière, real name Raoul François Chapais, was a 19th-century French playwright.
Jean-Marie Serreau was a 20th-century French actor, theatre director and a former student of Charles Dullin.
Constance-Caroline Lefebvre, sometimes spelled Lefèvre, was a French opera singer described as a mezzo-soprano and as a soprano. She started her career in 1849 and performed until her retirement in 1866, mostly playing "dugazon" roles. She married her stage partner, famous baritone and composer Jean-Baptiste Faure, in 1859.
Charles-Amable Battaille was a French operatic bass. Appreciated both for his voice and his acting skills, he premiered the main bass roles for the works represented at the Opéra-Comique between 1848 and 1857, and is especially notable as the first singer of the role of Peter the Great in Meyerbeer's L'Étoile du nord (1854).