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Adolphe Adam
(1803 - 1856)

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1803 Born on 24 July
1820 Enters the Paris Conservatory, where he is taught by opera composer François Boieldieu
1825 Wins second prize in the Prix de Rome
1826 In Geneva, meets the famous dramatist and opera librettist Eugène Scribe, who helps get Adam's early operas staged.
1832 After the Revolution of 1830, moves from Paris to London and sees several of his stage works produced.
1839 Visits Russia for a successful opera and ballet season.
1848 The next revolution in France forces his own opera house to close and he is financially ruined.
1849 Appointed professor of composition at the Paris Conservatory
1856 Died 3 May, in Paris
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