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13 November 1830|
18 September 1897 (aged 66)|
Henri Chivot made his debut in the theatre with a vaudeville in one act for the Théâtre des Folies-Dramatiques, Sous un hangar. With the success he obtained, he continued to write comedies and dramas, mainly in collaboration with his friend Alfred Duru. His plays were presented at the Théâtre des Variétés, the Théâtre du Palais-Royal or at the Folies-Dramatiques.
From 1865, he became a librettist and in collaboration, particularly with Alfred Duru, he wrote many librettos for operettas or opéra comiques for composers famous in the second half of the 19th century.
He had three children including the painter Charles Chivot.
- 1866: Zilda ou la Nuit des dupes, written with Vernoy de St-Georges, for Friedrich von Flotow
- In constant collaboration with Alfred Duru for:
- 1866: Les Chevaliers de la Table Ronde
- Charles Lecocq
- 1868: Fleur de thé
- 1869: Gandolfo
- 1872: Les Cent Vierges
- Edmond Audran
- Jacques Offenbach
- Robert Planquette
- 1887: Surcouf