Henri Chivot

Henri Chivot (13 November 1830 – 18 September 1897) was a French writer and playwright, mostly known as an operettas librettist.

Henri Chivot
Born13 November 1830
Died18 September 1897(1897-09-18) (aged 66)
OccupationWriter, librettist


Henri Chivot made his debut in the theatre with a vaudeville in one act for the Théâtre des Folies-Dramatiques, Sous un hangar. With the success he obtained, he continued to write comedies and dramas, mainly in collaboration with his friend Alfred Duru. His plays were presented at the Théâtre des Variétés, the Théâtre du Palais-Royal or at the Folies-Dramatiques.

From 1865, he became a librettist and in collaboration, particularly with Alfred Duru, he wrote many librettos for operettas or opéra comiques for composers famous in the second half of the 19th century.

He had three children including the painter Charles Chivot.


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