Auber, Daniel

BORN 29 Jan 1782, Caen, Calvados - DIED 12 May 1871, Paris
BIRTH NAME Auber, Daniel François Esprit
GRAVE LOCATION Paris: Père Lachaise, Rue du Repos 16 (division 04, section 02, ligne 01, 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 teacher to Boulanger, Ernest
• was pupil to Cherubini, Luigi
• was teacher to Rôze, Marie
• cooperated with Scribe, Eugène

25/8/1830Revolution 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. [Nourrit, Adolphe]


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


Encyclopedie van de Muziek, Elsevier, Amsterdam, 1959
Daniel Auber - Wikipedia

Aubert, Jeanne

Published: 21 Jun 2015
Last update: 05 Apr 2022