Jeanne-Hippolyte Devismes

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Jeanne-Hippolyte Devismes (1765 – 1834?) (née Jeanne-Hippolyte Moyroud) was a French composer. She studied the piano with Daniel Steibelt and married the director of the Académie Royale de Musique (the Paris Opéra), Anne-Pierre-Jacques Devismes du Valgay. Her only known works are a song, "La Dame Jacinthe", and an opera, Praxitėle, which was first staged at the Paris Opéra on 24 July 1800. The work was a success and ran for 16 performances. The score has not survived complete.


  • Jacqueline Letzer and Robert Adelson Women Writing Opera: Creativity and Controversy in the Age of the French Revolution (Columbia University Press) pp. 36–37