Pierre Gaveaux


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(b Béziers, 1760; d Paris, 1825).

Fr. composer and tenor. From 1792 about 30 of his operas were prod. at Opéra‐Comique, incl. Léonore (1798, in which he sang Florestan) to a lib. which was prin. source of lib. for Beethoven's Fidelio. Wrote revolutionary hymn Le Réveil du peuple (1795).

Subjects: Opera.

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