Candeille, (Amélie) [Emilie] Julie [Simons, Julie]
- Julian Rushton,
- Julie Anne Sadie,
- Robert Adelson
- and Jacqueline Letzter
(b Paris, July 31, 1767; d Paris, Feb 4, 1834). French composer, librettist, singer, actress, instrumentalist and author. She was the most successful of a small group of women opera composers and librettists in revolutionary France. Her father, Pierre Joseph Candeille, was her principal teacher; early on, he saw her talents as a way of compensating for his own flagging career, and eagerly presented her to the public as a child prodigy. By ...