dreams of becoming
Semi-Hispanic and semi-French, semi-writer and semi-composer,
half-virtuoso on the organ and half-clown, he was in life
that incredible dual character that later immortalized
in the image of Floridor-Celestin in Mademoiselle Nitouche.
The French composer Florimon Hervé entered the history of music as the founder of the French operetta, and Mademoiselle Nitouche became the most successful, famous and beloved. This operetta is a collection of funny absurdities. The author put into his work a leaven of “foolishness”, proudly trampling too sober, and therefore too boring, “common sense”. In 1845, Florimon Hervé won the competition for an organist’s place in the church of Saint-Estache (Paris). At the same time, he worked in a musical theater. The author actually portrayed a situation from his life Continue reading