Alfred Bruneau

Other names: Louis-Charles-Bonaventure-Alfred Bruneau[E6C]


French composer[E6C]
Studied cello with Franchomme at the Paris Conservatoire, 1873-76.[E6C]
Studied composition with Jules Massenet, 1879-81.[E6C]
Won second prize in the Prix de Rome, 1881, for his Geneviève cantata.[E6C]
After the success of his first opera in 1887, Kèrim, he decided to devote himself to mostly opera.[E6C]
Befriended Émile Zola whose works were to provide him with librettos for his operas for a number of years.[E6C]
His support of Zola during the Dreyfus Affair has a detrimental effect on his popularity in Paris.[E6C]
Also composed several collections of songs.[E6C]

Place of birth and death: Paris[E6C]



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