|Born||March 8, 1825|
|Died||January 16, 1901|
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:
- Charles Gounod:
- Victor Massé:
- Giacomo Meyerbeer:
- Le pardon de Ploërmel (later revised as Dinorah)
- Jacques Offenbach:
- Camille Saint-Saëns:
- Ambroise Thomas:
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.
- Polyeucte : opéra in quatre actes / paroles de Jules Barbier et Michel Carré; partition, piano et chant réduite par H. Salomon, opera vocal scores with piano from the Sibley Music Library Digital Score Collection
- Reine de Saba. Inspirez-moi, race divine. Vocal score. English & French from the Sibley Music Library Digital Score Collection
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