Paul Jules Barbier (8 March 1825 – 16 January 1901) was a French poet, writer and opera librettist who often wrote in collaboration with Michel Carré. He was a noted Parisian bon vivant and man of letters.
His libretti for extant operas (those co-written with Carré are shown with an asterisk) include:
He also wrote the libretto for La Guzla de l'Émir, a one-act comic opera by Georges Bizet. This was never performed and probably destroyed.
He wrote the scenario for Léo Delibes' ballet Sylvia. Charles Gounod wrote incidental music to Barbier's play Jeanne d'Arc, and the libretto to Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's opera The Maid of Orleans was partially based on it.
Birth and Death Data: Born 1825 (Paris), Died 1901 (Paris)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1912 - 1928
Roles Represented in DAHR: librettist
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||C-11604||12-in.||2/20/1912||Gems from Mignon||Victor Light Opera Company||Vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra||librettist|
|Victor||CVE-11604||12-in.||7/12/1928||Gems from Mignon||Victor Opera Company||Vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra||librettist|
|Victor||B-20539||10-in.||9/6/1917||Chanson du tigre||Eva Gauthier||Mezzo-soprano vocal solo, with orchestra||librettist|
|Columbia||77021||10-in.||5/3/1917||Barcarolle||Charles Harrison||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||librettist|
|Columbia||79034||10-in.||3/8/1920||Flower song||Lucy Gates||Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra||librettist|
|Columbia||79148||10-in.||4/29/1920||Doll song||Lucy Gates||Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra||librettist|
|Columbia||79225||10-in.||6/2/1920||Si le bonheur||Barbara Maurel||Mezzo-soprano vocal solo, with orchestra||librettist|
|Brunswick||XE28460||12-in.||10/8/1928||Let me gaze||Mario Chamlee ; Florence Easton||Vocal duet (soprano and tenor), with orchestra||librettist|
|Edison||3790||10-in.||5/14/1915||Ah! Malgré moi||Julia Heinrich||Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra||librettist|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Barbier, Jules," accessed August 3, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102697.
Barbier, Jules. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 3, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102697.
"Barbier, Jules." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 3 August 2021.
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