Ivry, Paul Xavier Desire Marquis Richard d'

1829-1903

A French Marquis and a dramatic composer. He was born at Beaune, Cote-d'Or, and took up his residence in Paris in 1854. Though but an amateur of no special brilliancy, lie gained considerable recognition. His first operas, Fatima, and Quentin Metzys, 1854, were followed by La Maison du Docteur; Omphale et Penelope; and in 1867 by his best effort, Les Amantes de Verone, which he wrote under the assumed name of Richard Irvid. Afterwards this opera, enlarged and improved, was presented at the Ventadour Theatre, and later in London under the name, Romeo and Juliet. He is also the author of a concert overture; songs; and a comedy, Perseverance d'amour, which was published after he died at Hyeres.