Eugène Cormon

Pierre-Étienne Piestre, known as Eugène Cormon (5 May 1810 – March 1903), was a French dramatist and librettist. He used his mother's name, Cormon, during his career.

Cormon wrote dramas, comedies and, from the 1840s, libretti; around 150 of his works were published. He was stage manager at the Paris Opéra from 1859 to 1870, and administrator of the Théâtre du Vaudeville from 1874.

His libretti include Les dragons de Villars (with Lockroy), Gastibelza (with d'Ennery) and Les pêcheurs de Catane (with Carré) for Maillart, Les pêcheurs de perles (with Carré) for Bizet, Robinson Crusoé (with Crémieux) for Offenbach, and Les Bleuets (with Trianon) for Cohen.

The Fontainebleau act as well as the auto-da-fé scene of Verdi's opera Don Carlos is based in part on Cormon's 1846 play Philippe II, Roi d'Espagne ("Philip II, King of Spain").

At the Moscow Art Theatre in 1927 the seminal Russian theatre practitioner Constantin Stanislavski staged Cormon's melodrama The Gérard Sisters (The Two Orphans), which he co-wrote with Adolphe d'Ennery.

Birth and Death Data: Born May 5, 1811 (Lyon), Died March 7, 1903 (9th arrondissement of Paris)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1928 - 1936

Roles Represented in DAHR: librettist

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Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia (U.K.) WL969 10-in. 3/12/1928 De mon amie fleur endormie Élie Cohen ; Joseph Rogatchewsky Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra librettist  
Columbia (U.K.) CLX1798 12-in. 6/8/1934 Duo de Nadier et Zurga Pierre Deldi ; José Luccioni Vocal duet (tenor and baritone), with orchestra librettist  
Columbia (U.K.) WL2880 10-in. 3/11/1931 Il m'aime! Espoir charmant, 1re partie Marise Beaujon ; Eugène Bigot Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra librettist  
Columbia (U.K.) WL2881 10-in. 3/11/1931 Il m'aime! Espoir charmant, 2e partie Marise Beaujon ; Eugène Bigot Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra librettist  
Columbia (U.K.) CL5975 10-in. 12/2/1936 Romance de Nadir Marcel Carivan ; Tino Rossi Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra librettist  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Cormon, Eugène," accessed July 23, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/360019.

Cormon, Eugène. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 23, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/360019.

"Cormon, Eugène." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 23 July 2024.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/360019

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