World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Henri Cain

Article Id: WHEBN0023974695
Reproduction Date:

Title: Henri Cain  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Pierre Beaumarchais, L'Aiglon, Franco Alfano, Cyrano de Bergerac (play), La Navarraise, Sapho (Massenet), Cigale, Cendrillon, Chérubin, Roma (opera)
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia

Henri Cain

Henri Caïn (11 October 1857 – 21 November 1937) was a French dramatist, opera and ballet librettist. He wrote over forty librettos from 1893 to his death, for many of the most prominent composers of the Parisian Belle Epoque.[1]

Caïn was born in Paris, the son of the sculptor Auguste Cain and brother of the painter Georges Cain. He was married to the soprano Julia Guiraudon.[1]

Close to Edouard de La Gandara, Jean Dara when he worked with Sarah Bernhardt, Henri Caïn was an admirer of several major contemporary painters and sculptors such as Antonio de La Gandara and Jean Carriès.

Operas (and ballets) to librettos by Henri Caïn

La vivandière (1893)
La Navarraise (1894),
Sapho (1897),
Cendrillon (1899),
Chérubin (1905),
Don Quichotte (1910),
Roma (1912)
Le juif polonais (1900),
Bacchus triomphant (1909)
Une aventure de la Guimard, ballet in one act (1900)
Cigale, ballet (1904)
Les pêcheurs de Saint-Jean (1906)
Marcella (1909)
Agnès dame galante (1912),
Carmosine (1913),
Gismonda (1919)
Cirano di Bergerac (1936)
Quo Vadis Vocal score from Sibley Music Library Digital Scores Collection


This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from World eBook Library are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.