Gail, Edmee Sophie


French dramatic composer and singer; born at Paris; studied singing under Nengozzi, and sang in concerts through southern France and Spain. She also studied theory under Fetis, Perne and Neukomm. She sang in London in 1816, and in Germany and Vienna, two years later, with Mme. Catalini. She married Jean-Baptiste Gail, a Greek professor. She wrote the operas Les deux Jaloux; Madem. de Lannay a la Bastille; Angela, with Boieldieu; La meprise; and La Serenade; also vocal nocturnes and romances.