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date: 20 August 2019

Thys [Sébault], Pauline-Marie-Elisa locked

  • Julie Anne Sadie

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(b Paris, c 1836; d 1909). French librettist and composer . The daughter of the opéra comique composer Alphonse Thys, she first became known as a composer of salon music (chansonnettes and romances) before trying her hand at larger-scale works. Then, over a period of 40 years (1857–1907), she wrote and composed at least 16 theatre pieces – dramas (without music), operettas, opéras comiques and operas – many of which were staged at Paris theatres (including the Bouffes-Parisiens, the Théâtre Impérial du Cirque, the Théâtre Lyrique, the Théâtre du Vaudeville and the Théâtre de l’Athénée) while others received concert performances. Her operetta Nedgeya (libretto by P. Nemo) was given in Naples in December 1880 and her two-act serious opera Le mariage de Tabarin, ou La congiura di Chevreuse (1876) a year later in Florence. She used the pseudonym ‘Mme M. Du Coin’ and wrote at least one novel, ...

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