Boieldieu, François-Adrien

BORN 16 Dec 1775, Rouen, Seine-Maritime - DIED 8 Oct 1834, Jarcy, Essone
GRAVE LOCATION Paris: Père Lachaise, Rue du Repos 16 (division 11 (Moiroux: X, 21))

Boieldieu was musically educated by Charles Broche, the organist of Rouen Cathedral. When he was eighteen year hold he wrote two musical parts that were received well. In 1796 he went to Paris, where he became a piano teacher at the Conservatoire. In Paris he knew Cherubini.

Because of marital problems he moved to St. Petersburg in 1803. There he worked until 1810 as a composer at the court. In 1817 he became Professor for Composition at the Conservatoire in Paris.

He wrote over 40 operas and vaudevilles, among them "Der Kalif von Bagdad" (1800). In later years he was once more successful with his opera "La Dame Blanche" (1825).

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The grave of François-Adrien Boieldieu at Père Lachaise, Paris.
Picture by Androom (19 Nov 2006)


• Beyern, Bertrand, Guide des Cimetières en France, Le Cherche Midi Éditeur, Paris, 1994
• Hellwig, Gerhard, Der Neue Opern-, Operetten- und Musical Führer, Aktualiseerte Neuauflage, Gomdrom, Bindlag, 1994
François-Adrien Boieldieu – Wikipedia

Boinville, Cornelia

Published: 21 Oct 2007
Last update: 26 Jan 2022