Solie, Jean Pierre
His name is sometimes spelled Soulier. He was for many years extremely popular at the Opera Comique, Paris, and many roles in the leading operas of the day were written for his voice. Solie was born at Nimes, France, the son of a celloplayer, and his voice was first a tenor, then changed to a barytone. After his engagement at the Comique, Mehul and many other composers wrote parts for him. From 1790 until 1811 Solie wrote and produced over thirty operas, the best known of which are Le Jockey; Le Diable a quatre; Azeline; and Mile, de Guise.