Nourrit, Louis

1780-1831

 

Opera singer; born in 1780 at Montpclier, and was educated in music at the Paris Conservatory. His success as a singer was fair, and only a part of his time was given to his profession. He lacked ambition and was satisfied to take parts in operas created by others. He retired from the stage in .1826 and lived the remainder of his life at Brunoy. His son Adolph succeeded his father as tenor and became famous as creator of new operatic roles, and as a writer of words for songs and for librettos.