Edmond Audran


Birthday April 12, 1840

Birth Sign Aries

Birthplace France

DEATH DATE Aug 17, 1901 (61)

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French composer known for writing several internationally successful operettas during the late 19th century. One his best known oeuvre's was "Les noces d'Olivette" in 1879.

Before Fame

He was an organist at the Church of St. Joseph in Marseille. His debut as a dramatic composer came in 1862 with "L'Ours et le Pacha," which was adapted from one of the popular vaudeville programs by Eugène Scribe.


His work mostly premiered in Paris with several adaptations appearing in the West End of London.

Family Life

His father Marius-Pierre was a tenor at the Opera-Comique. Marius-Pierre later became a singing teacher in Marseille, then director of the conservatory.

Associated With

He and Georges Bizet were both celebrated French opera composers of the 19th century.