Solié, Jean-Pierre, French tenor, later baritone, and composer; b. Nîmes, 1755; d. Paris, Aug. 6, 1812. He received training in music as a choirboy at Nîmes Cathedral. In 1778 he made his debut as a tenor in Grétry’s La rosière de Salency in Avignon, and then sang in provincial theaters. In 1782 he appeared at the Comédie-Italienne in Paris. Following engagements in Nancy and Lyons, he returned there to sing secondary roles in 1787 before being made its principal singer in 1789. He composed some 40 stage works, the best known being his opéras-comiques Le jockey (Paris, Jan. 6, 1796) and Le secret (Paris, April 20, 1796).
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