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Auber, Daniel (François Esprit)

Auber, Daniel (François Esprit) (b Caen, 1782; d Paris, 1871). Fr. composer. Pupil of Cherubini. In youth, in business in London; then prominent in Paris as composer of instr. mus., and later of operas in which he collab. with the dramatist Scribe. Wrote in all 49 operas, of which the best known are La Bergère châtelaine (1820), La Muette de Portici (Masaniello) (1828), Fra Diavolo (1830), Le Cheval de bronze (1835), Le Domino noir (1837), Les Diamants de la couronne (1841), and Manon Lescaut (1856). From 1842 to 1870 was head of Paris Cons. and in 1852 mus. dir. to Napoleon III.

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Auber, Daniel-François-Esprit

Daniel-François-Esprit Auber (dänyĕl´ fräNswä´ ĕsprē´ ōbĕr´), 1782–1871, French operatic composer. His greatest successes resulted from his collaboration with the librettist Scribe. Their first success together was Le Maçon (1825), and among the long succession that followed were Fra Diavolo (1830), Le Domino noir (1837), and La Part du diable (1843), witty, tuneful, sophisticated works that were very popular in their time. La Muette de Portici (1828, also known as Masaniello) was the model of the French grand opera of the 1830s.

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Auber, Daniel-François-Esprit

Auber, Daniel-François-Esprit (1782–1871) French composer. He studied under Cherubini and wrote more than 40 operas, often collaborating with the librettist Scribe. His operas include La Muette de Portici (or Masaniello) and Fra Diavolo. He is regarded as the founder of French grand opera.

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