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Saint-Georges, Georges Henri Vernoy De

SAINT-GEORGES, GEORGES HENRI VERNOY DE (1790- 1875), French dramatist, was born in Paris on the 7th of November 1799. Saint-Louis ou les deux diners (1823), a vaudeville written in collaboration with Alexandre Tardif, was followed by a series of operas and ballets. In 1829 he became manager of the Opera Comique. Among his more famous libretti are: Le Val d'Andorre (1848) for Halevy, and La Fille du regiment (1840) for Donizetti. He wrote some fifty pieces in collaboration with Eugene Scribe, Adolphe de Leuven, or Joseph Mazillier, and a great number in collaboration with other authors. Among his novels may be mentioned Un Manage de prince. Saint-Georges died in Paris on the 23rd of December 1875.

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