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Favart, Charles Simon

Charles Simon Favart (shärl sēmôN´ fävär´), 1710–92, French dramatist and theatrical manager, for a time director of the Opéra-Comique. He was the originator of the modern light opera and wrote, largely in collaboration with his wife, about 150 comedies and operettas, including La Chercheuse d'esprit (1741), Les Amours de Bastien et de Bastiene (1753), and Les Trois Sultanes; ou, Soliman second (1761). His wife, Marie Justine Benoîte Duronceray Favart, 1727–72, was a brilliant light-opera star.

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Favart, Charles-Simon

Favart, Charles-Simon (b Paris, 1710; d Belleville, 1792). Fr. librettist, composer, and impresario. Stage-manager at Opéra-Comique (which was called Salle Favart after him) 1743–55, writing and adapting works for it. Dir., Comédie-Italienne 1758 to 1762, when it merged with Opéra- Comique. Wrote over 150 opera libs. for composers incl. Grétry, Gluck, and Philidor.

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