Adolphe-Charles Adam

Opera, Composer

1803 – 1856

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Who was Adolphe-Charles Adam?

Adolphe Charles Adam was a French composer and music critic. A prolific composer of operas and ballets, he is best known today for his ballets Giselle and Le corsaire, his operas Le postillon de Lonjumeau, Le toréador and Si j'étais roi and his Christmas carol Minuit, chrétiens!, later set to different English lyrics and widely sung as O Holy Night. Adam was a noted teacher, who taught Delibes and other influential composers.

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Born
Jul 24, 1803
Paris
Also known as
  • Adolph Adam
  • Adolphe Adam
  • Adam
  • Adolph Charles Adam
  • Adam, Adolphe Charles
Parents
Nationality
  • France
Profession
Education
  • Conservatoire de Paris
Lived in
  • Paris
Died
May 3, 1856
Paris
Resting place
Montmartre Cemetery

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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