Grétry, Lucile

Lucile_GretryLucile Grétry (1772–1790), France

Composer; the daughter of composer André Grétry and the artist Jeanne-Marie Grandon. She studied composition with her father. A musical prodigy, she composed the opera comique Le mariage d’Antonio at the age of 14, quickly followed by another opera, Toinette et Louis. She died of tuberculosis at age 17.