Gustave Charpentier (June 25, 1860 – February 18, 1956) was a French composer, best known for his opera Louise.
The premiere of Louise on February 2, 1900 under the baton of André Messager made it the first new opera to be produced at the Opéra-Comique in the twentieth century.
Information from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gustave_Charpentier
Source: What We Hear in Music, Anne S. Faulkner, Victor Talking Machine Co., 1913.
Renee Fleming sings “Depuis le jour” from Louise