Chéri, Victor

BORN 14 Mar 1830, Auxerre, Yonne - DIED 11 Nov 1882, Paris: rue du Temple, 4e
BIRTH NAME Cizos, Victor
CAUSE OF DEATH suicide by hanging
GRAVE LOCATION Paris: Cimetière de Montmartre, 20 Avenue Rachel (division 23, ligne 01, numéro 2, avenue des Carrières)

Victor Chéri was the brother of the actresses Rose and Anna Chéri. In 1845 he was admitted to the violin class of Labert Massart at the Conservstory in Paris. He studied music under Pierre Zimmerman and Adolphe Adam.

In 1848 he joined the Paris Opera as a violinist. He became its first violin until 1859. He also was a violinist at the Société des Concerts du Conservatoire but he was fired there in 1872. In 1855 he won the second Prix the Rome with his cantata "Acis et Galatée" and in 1857 he won a composition competition in Bordeaux with his one act comical opera "Une aventure sous la Ligue".

Apart from his work as a violinist and a composer, he was best known as the conductor of the Théâtre des Variétés where his sisters worked as actresses. Later he worked at the Théâtre du Châtelet and at the Théâtre du Gymnasium. He wasn't married, but his daughter Jeanne Marguerite was born in 1857. She married the actor Léon Brémont in 1877.

On 10 November 1882 he hung himself at his home in Rue du Temple in Paris. He was buried at the Montmartre cemetery.

Related persons
• was pupil of Adam, Adolphe-Charles
• is brother/sister of Chéri, Anna
• is brother/sister of Chéri, Rose
• was pupil of Massart, Lambert
• was pupil of Zimmermann, Pierre


The mausoleum of Anna Chéri at the Cimetière de Montmartre, Paris.
Picture by Androom (31 Oct 2022)


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Published: 11 Jun 2023
Last update: 11 Jun 2023