Louis Anseaume

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Louis Anseaume (? – August 1784, Paris) was a French librettist.

He contributed the words for operas by André Ernest Modeste Grétry (Le tableau parlant), Pierre-Alexandre Monsigny, Egidio Romualdo Duni, Christoph Willibald Gluck, and François-André Danican Philidor. He is credited with developing the genre of comédie mêlée d'ariettes (comedy mixed with ariettes), a type of opéra comique.

Sources[edit]

  • The Oxford Dictionary of Opera, by John Warrack and Ewan West (1992), ISBN 0-19-869164-5.