Daniel Auber

Other names: Daniel-François-Esprit Auber[E6A]


Grand Officer of the Legion of Honour, 1861[H77]
Commander of the Legion of Honour, 1847[H77]
Officer of the Legion of Honour, 1835[H77]
Knight of the Legion of Honour, 1825[H77]

Positions Held

Chapelmaster to Napoleon III, 1857[J92]
Director of the Paris Conservatoire, 1842[E6A]
Director of the Concerts de la Cour, 1839[E6A]


French composer[E6A]
Composed mainly opéras comiques.[E6A]
Studied with Ignace Antoine Ladurner, and also learnt the violin and cello.[E6A]
Received private lessons from Cherubini, 1805.[E6A]
Admittted into the Société Académique des Enfants d'Apollon as a composer, 1806.[E6A]
Went to London, 1802, to study commerce and English, and had some success as a performer and composer there, but returned in 1803.[E6A]
Spent the rest of his life composing in Paris.[E6A]
He entered a very close collaboration with Eugène Scribe whose librettos were an important reason for the success of his works.[E6A]
Elected to the Académie des Beaux-Arts of the Institut de France, 1829.[E6A]

Place of birth: Caen[E6A]
Place of death: Paris[E6A]



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