Camille Erlanger

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Camille Erlanger

Camille Erlanger (25 May 1863 24 April 1919) was a 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]

A street in Quebec City, Avenue Erlanger, is named after Erlanger. [3]


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Poster from the première of Le juif polonais

La Forfaiture, based on the 1915 film The Cheat , is the first opera to be based on a film scenario. [4]


  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.
  3. "Fiche descriptive : Avenue Erlanger". Commission de toponymie du Québec. Retrieved 29 January 2018.
  4. Miyao, D. (2007). Sessue Hayakawa: Silent Cinema and Transnational Stardom. Sessue Hayakawa: Silent Cinema and Transnational Stardom. Duke University Press. p. 25. ISBN   978-0-8223-3969-4 . Retrieved 24 May 2022.

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