Thomas Sauvage

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Thomas-Marie-François Sauvage (1794 - May 1877) was a French dramatist, theatre director and critic.

He collaborated with Adolphe Adam (an opéra comique in two acts Le Toréador , 1849), Albert Grisar (Gilles ravisseur, 1838 ; L'Eau merveilleuse, 1839 ; Les Porcherons, 1850), François Bazin (Madelon, 1852), Napoléon Henri Reber (Le Père Gaillard, 1852) and Ambroise Thomas (Angélique et Médor, 1843 ; an opéra bouffon or opéra bouffe Le Caïd , 1849 ; La Tonelli, 1853 ; Le Carnaval de Venise, 1857 ; Gilles et Gillotin, 1874).

Adolphe Adam French composer and music critic

Adolphe Charles Adam was a French composer and music critic. A prolific composer of operas and ballets, he is best known today for his ballets Giselle (1841) and Le corsaire, his operas Le postillon de Lonjumeau (1836), Le toréador (1849) and Si j'étais roi (1852) and his Christmas carol Minuit, chrétiens! (1844), later set to different English lyrics and widely sung as "O Holy Night" (1847). Adam was a noted teacher, who taught Delibes and other influential composers.

Opéra comique is a genre of French opera that contains spoken dialogue and arias. It emerged from the popular opéras comiques en vaudevilles of the Fair Theatres of St Germain and St Laurent, which combined existing popular tunes with spoken sections. Associated with the Paris theatre of the same name, opéra comique is not always comic or light in nature; Carmen, perhaps the most famous opéra comique, is a tragedy.

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