Varney, Louis


Son of Pierre Joseph Alphonse Varney; born in Paris. His first compositions appeared in 1876 since which time he has produced more than thirty operettas, comic operas and " revues " at small Parisian theatres. His three-act operetta, Les Florains, was given at Vienna in 1895 as Olympia and at Berlin as Die Gaukler. His latest are the musical farces, Le Pompier de Service, Les Demoiselles des Saint-Cyriens, Les Mousquetaires au Couvent and Riquet a la Houppe.