Paul Ferrier

Paul Ferrier (29 March 1843 - September 1920) was a French dramatist, who also provided libretti for several composers, especially Varney and Serpette.

Ferrier was born in Montpellier. He had already produced several comedies when in 1873 he secured real success with two short pieces, Chez l'avocat and Les Incendies de Massoulard. Others of his numerous plays are Les Compensations (1876); L'Art de tramper les femmes (1890), with Émile de Najac.

One of Ferrier's biggest successes was the production with Fabrice Carré of Josephine vendue par ses sœurs (1886), an opera bouffée with music by Victor Roger. His opera libretti include La Marocaine (1879), music of Jacques Offenbach; Le Chevalier d'Harmental (1896) after the play of Alexandre Dumas, père, for the music of André Messager; La Fille de Tabarin (1901), with Victorien Sardou, music of Gabriel Pierné.

Ferrier died in Nouan-le-Fuzelier (Loir-et-Cher), at age 77.

Birth and Death Data: Born March 29, 1843 (Montpellier), Died September 11, 1920 (Nouan-le-Fuzelier)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1927 - 1934

Roles Represented in DAHR: librettist, translator, lyricist, author

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Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia (U.K.) WLX141 12-in. approximately November 21, 1927 On m'appelle Mimi Désiré Defauw ; Anna Talifert Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra translator  
Columbia (U.K.) WLX298 12-in. 3/19/1929 Sur la mer calmée Désiré Defauw ; Anna Talifert Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra translator  
Columbia (U.K.) WL1174 10-in. 6/13/1928 Notre doux nid Élie Cohen ; Andrée Marilliet Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra librettist  
Columbia (U.K.) WLX1424 12-in. 6/12/1930 Sur la mer calmée Marise Beaujon Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra librettist  
Columbia (U.K.) WLX1440 10-in. 12/8/1930 Air de Rodolphe: Que cette main est froide Eugène Bigot ; Georges Thill Male vocal solo, with orchestra librettist  
Columbia (U.K.) WL1447 10-in. 2/7/1929 Oh! non, non! gardez-vous de croire Élie Cohen ; Georges Villier Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra librettist  
Columbia (U.K.) CLX1697 12-in. 4/28/1933 Acte I, duo; Tu t'enfermes Eugène Bigot ; Bernadette Delprat ; Georges Thill Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra librettist  
Columbia (U.K.) CLX1698 12-in. 4/28/1933 Acte I, duo; Tu t'enfermes Eugène Bigot ; Bernadette Delprat ; Georges Thill Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra librettist  
Columbia (U.K.) WL1971 10-in. 1/3/1930 Pour faire un brave mousquetaire Armand Bernard ; Georges Villier Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra librettist  
Columbia (U.K.) WL2024 10-in. approximately February 5, 1930 Chanson des epées Paul Franz ; J. E. Szyfer Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra librettist  
Columbia (U.K.) WL3904 10-in. 10/6/1932 Hymne des peuples alliés Élie Cohen ; Joseph Rogatchewsky Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia (U.K.) CL4627 10-in. 1/5/1934 Le ciel luisait d'etoiles Eugène Bigot ; Rene Talba Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra librettist  
Columbia (U.K.) WLBX133 12-in. October 1932 Que cette main est froide Andre d'Arkor ; Maurice Bastin ; Orchestre du Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra translator  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Ferrier, Paul," accessed July 13, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/359950.

Ferrier, Paul. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 13, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/359950.

"Ferrier, Paul." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 13 July 2024.

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