Auber, Daniel François Esprit

COMPOSER (FRANCE)
BORN 29 Jan 1782, Caen, Calvados - DIED 12 May 1871, Paris
GRAVE LOCATION Paris: Père Lachaise, Rue du Repos 16 (division 04, 2e section, 1ere ligne, AB, 17)

Daniel Auber was discovered by Cherubini, whose pupil he became. His comical opera "Le Maçon" made him well known. In his opera "La Muette" (1828) he predicted the fall of the Bourbons in 1830 and after the opera was performed in Brussels the Belgian revolution against the Netherlands started (1830).

In 1842 he succeeded Cherubini as head of the Conservatory in Paris and he held this post until his death in 1871. From 1857 onwards he was Imperial Master of the Choir (Maître de Chapelle). He died during the Paris Commune.

Related persons
• was pupil to Cherubini, Luigi

Events
1830/8/25: Revolution in Brussels after the performance of the opera "La Muette" by Auber
Adolphe Nourrit performed the leading tenor role. The opera started the Belgian Revolution against the Dutch.

Sources
Encyclopedie van de Muziek, 1959
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Auber

Images

The grave of Daniel Auber at Père Lachaise, Paris.
Picture by Androom (24 Oct 2014)

 


Audubon, John James

Published: 21 Jun 2015
Last update: 25 Jun 2017