Charpentier, Marc-Antoine (opera)
- John S. Powell
(b Paris, 1643; d Paris, Feb 24, 1704). French composer. Between 1662 and 1667 he studied with Carissimi in Rome (for three years, according to the Mercure galant, February 1681), and his earliest music reveals an assimilation of Italian styles and forms. According to Sébastien de Brossard, Charpentier imported the music of his Italian contemporaries: copies of Carissimi’s oratorio ...