Maillart, Louis Aime



Composer for the stage; best known as the writer of the opera, Les Dragons de Villars. He was born in Paris, where at the Conservatory he studied the violin with Guerin, composition with Halevy, and harmony under Leborne. In 1841 he obtained the Grand Prize of Rome by a composition entitled Lionel Foscari. After this he spent two years in Italy, besides visiting Vienna and traveling through Germany. In 1847 he produced his opera, Gastibelza, which proved very successful. His other operas are Les Dragons de Villars; Lara; and Les Pechers de Catane; besides two cantatas. He died at Moulins, Alliers.