Cormon, Eugène [Piestre, Pierre-Etienne]
- Lesley A. Wright
(b Lyons, May 5, 1811; d Paris, March 7, 1903). French playwright and librettist. During his long and prolific career (1832–78) he used his mother’s name, Cormon. He wrote more than 135 plays and librettos, normally with a collaborator such as Laurencin (P.-D.-A. Chapelle), A.-P. d’Ennery or Michel Carré. One of his dramas, ...