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28 October, 2012
(1803 - 1856)
||Born on 24 July
||Enters the Paris Conservatory, where he is taught by opera composer François Boieldieu|
||Wins second prize in the Prix de Rome
||In Geneva, meets the famous dramatist and opera librettist Eugène Scribe, who helps get Adam's early operas staged.|
||After the Revolution of 1830, moves from Paris to London and sees several of his stage works produced.|
||Visits Russia for a successful opera and ballet season.|
||The next revolution in France forces his own opera house to close and he is financially ruined.|
||Appointed professor of composition at the Paris Conservatory|
||Died 3 May, in Paris|