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Title: Zibeline, Complete Author: Phillipe de Massa Last Updated: March 2, 2009 Release Date: October 5, 2006 [EBook #3934] Language: English Character set encoding: ASCII *** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK ZIBELINE, COMPLETE *** Produced by David Widger ZIBELINE By Philippe De Massa Translated By D.
Knowlton Ranous ALEXANDRE-PHILIPPE-REGNIER DE MASSA MARQUIS DE MASSA, soldier, composer, and French dramatist, was born in Paris, December 5, 1831.
He selected the military career and received a commission in the cavalry after leaving the school of St.
Cyr.
He served in the Imperial Guards, took part in the Italian and Franco-German Wars and was promoted Chief of Squadron, Fifth Regiment, Chasseurs a Cheval, September 10, 1871.
Having tendered his resignation from active service, he was appointed a lieutenant-colonel in the territorial army February 3, 1880.
He has been decorated with the Legion of Honor. The Marquis de Massa is known as a composer of music and as a dramatic author and novelist.
At the Opera Comique there was represented in 1861 Royal-Cravate, written by him.
Fragments of two operas by him were performed at the Paris Conservatory of Music in 1865, and in 1868.
The list of his principal plays follows: ’Le Service en campagne, comedy (1882); La Cicatrice, comedy (1885); Au Mont Ida, Fronsac a La Bastille, and La Coeur de Paris, all in 1887; La Czarine and Brouille depuis Magenta (1888), and La Bonne Aventure--all comedies--1889.
Together with Petipa he also wrote a ballet Le Roi d’Yvetot (1866); music by Charles Labarre.
He further wrote Zibeline, a most brilliant romance (1892) with an Introductio...





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