Adam, Adolphe Charles
Born: Jul 24, 1803 AD
Died: 1856 AD, at 52 years of age.
1803 - He was born on the 24th of July in Paris.
1821 - He entered the Paris Conservatoire.
- He studied organ and harmonium under the celebrated opera composer
- He played the triangle in the orchestra of the Conservatoire.
1823 - He was writing songs for Paris vaudeville houses and playing in the orchestra
at the Gymnasie Dramatique, where he became chorus master.
- He made a living largely by playing the organ.
1825 - He helped Boïeldieu prepare parts for "La dame blanche" and made a piano
reduction of the score.
1830 - He had completed 28 works for the theatre.
1836 - He wrote several other ballets and 39 operas, including "Le postillon de Lonjumeau".
1841 - He is probably best remembered for the ballet Giselle.
1847 - He invested his money and borrowed heavily to open a third opera house in Paris.
1948 - He closed because of the Revolution leaving him with massive debts.
1849 - He taught composition at the Paris Conservatoire up to his death in Paris.
1856 - He died on the 3rd of May and buried there in the Montmartre Cemetery.
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