Camille Erlanger

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Camille Erlanger

Camille Erlanger (25 May 1863 – 24 April 1919) was a Parisian-born French opera composer. He studied at the Paris Conservatory under Léo Delibes (composition), Georges Mathias (piano), as well as Émile Durand and Antoine Taubon (harmony).[1] In 1888 he won the Prix de Rome for his cantata Velléda. His most famous opera, Le Juif polonais, was produced at the Opéra-Comique in 1900.

Erlanger died in Paris and was buried in the Père Lachaise Cemetery.[2]

Works[edit]

  • Velléda, scène lyrique (1888), given at the Concerts Colonne in 1889
  • La Légende de Saint-Julien l'Hospitalier, légende dramatique in three acts and seven tableaux, after the story by Gustave Flaubert, (1888)
  • Kermaria, drame lyrique in three acts, libretto by Pierre-Barthélemy Gheusi, Opéra-Comique 8 February 1897
  • Faublas, libretto by Pierre-Barthélemy Gheusi, 1897
  • Le Juif polonais, after a novel by Erckmann-Chatrian, Opéra-Comique, 11 April 1900
  • Le Fils de l'étoile, drame musical in five acts, libretto by Catulle Mendès, 20 April 1904, Palais Garnier
  • La Glu, drame lyrique after the novel by Jean Richepin
  • Aphrodite, drame musical in five acts and seven tableaux after the novel by Pierre Louÿs, adaptation by Louis de Gramont, 23 (or 27 ?) March 1906, Opéra-Comique
  • Bacchus triomphant, 11 September 1909, Bordeaux
  • L'Aube rouge, 29 December 1911, Rouen
  • Hannele Mattern, rêve lyrique in five acts (1911), libretto by Jean Thorel and Louis-Ferdinand de Gramont (1854–1912) after the drama Hanneles Himmelfahrt by Gerhart Hauptmann, 28 January 1950, Strasbourg (Opéra du Rhin)
  • La Sorcière, 18 December 1912, Paris
  • Le Barbier de Deauville, 1917
  • Forfaiture, 1921, Paris

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Jacobshagen, Arnold: "Erlanger, Camille", in: Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart (MMG), biographical part, vol. 6 (Kassel: Bärenreiter, 2001; ISBN 3-7618-1116-0), cc. 437.
  2. ^ Bauer, Paul (2006). Mémoire et Documents, ed. Deux siècles d'histoire au Père Lachaise. p. 316. ISBN 978-2914611480. 

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