Jules-Henri Vernoy de Saint-Georges
November 7, 1799 - December 23, 1875
Jules-Henri Vernoy de Saint-Georges was a French composer and dramatist. He was known for his ballets and operas, which commonly featured strange twists of fate and little focus on characterization. His writing was traditional, and often highlighted attitudes and mannerisms of the time.
He often collaborated with other composers, and this contributed to Saint-Georges becoming one of the most prolific writers of his time. One notable collaboration was with the renowned playwright Eugene Scribe, with whom he wrote over seventy works.
He balanced writing with his role as manager of the Opéra-Comique at Paris, a position he accepted in 1829.
He died in 1875.
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