Beaumesnil, Henriette

Henriette Beaumesnil, née Henriette Adélaïde Villard (1747–1813), France

Actress, singer at the Paris Opera, and composer. She interrupted her successful soloist career at the age of 33 (when she married Philippe Cauvy) and began to compose. She wrote at least four operas, music for the ballet, and one oratorio.