Parisian singer and dramatic composer. Studied under Berton and appeared in public in 1797. His first known composition was performed in 1798, an operetta, entitled Silvain et Lusette, ou la Vendange. From 1799 to 1819 he was leader of the orchestra in the Theatre de rAmbigu-Comique. He composed a large number of melodramas. Some of his works are La Musicomanie, Les deux ivrognes, and Les amants absents.