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Philippe Gille

born on 10/12/1831 in Paris, Île-de-France, France

died on 19/3/1901

Philippe Gille

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Philippe Emile François Gille (10 December 1831 – 19 March 1901) was a French dramatist and opera librettist, who was born and died in Paris.[1] He wrote over twenty librettos between 1857 and 1893, the most famous of which are Massenet's Manon and Delibes' Lakmé.

Although Gille studied law and was a clerk for a time at the Préfecture de la Seine, he became secretary of the Théâtre Lyrique then from 1869 an art and music critic for Le Figaro.[2]

Gille was elected to the Académie des beaux-arts in 1899.

Librettos by Philippe Gille

  • Jacques Offenbach
    • Vent du soir, ou L'horrible festin (1857)
    • Le carnaval des revues (1860)
    • Jeanne qui pleure et Jean qui rit (1864)
    • Les bergers (1865)
    • Pierrette et Jacquot (1876)
    • Le docteur Ox (1877)
  • Léo Delibes
    • Monsieur de Bonne-étoile (1860)
    • Le serpent à plumes (1864)
    • Jean de Nivelle (1880)
    • Lakmé (1883)
    • Kassya (1893)
  • Robert Planquette
    • Rip van Winkle (1882)
  • Jules Massenet
    • Manon (1884)


  1. ^ Georges Moreau, Revue universelle : recueil documentaire universel et illustré, vol. 11, Paris, Larousse, 1901, p.430.
  2. ^ Smith C. Philippe Gille. In: The New Grove Dictionary of Opera. Macmillan, London and New York, 1997.

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