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Duplessis, Jean-Baptiste  

Nicholas Anderson

revised by Shirley Thompson

Member of Duplessis family

(fl 1687–98). French harpsichordist and opera director. In October 1687 he signed a three-year contract with the director of the Lyons Opéra to accompany and coach the singers; his annual salary was 700 livres. He was still in Lyons on 4 May 1692 when he witnessed the baptism of dancer Guillaume La Bruyère’s son in the church of Saint Nizier. In ...