Show Summary Details

Page of
PRINTED FROM Oxford Music Online. © Oxford University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single article in Oxford Music Online for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy).

Saint-Saëns, (Charles) Camille (opera)locked

  • Hugh Macdonald

Extract

(b Paris, 9 Oct 1835; d Algiers, 16 Dec 1921). French composer. He was prolific in all spheres of music, performed in France as pianist, organist and conductor, cultivated many intellectual pursuits and left extensive writings. Within this vast range of activity lay an abiding interest in opera. He composed 12 operas, along with ballets, incidental music, dramatic choral works and even a film score, and acted as his own librettist when required. Although most of his operas were performed and revived in his lifetime, only one, ...

You do not currently have access to this article

Login

Please login to access the full content.

Subscribe

Please subscribe to access the full content.

Cambridge Opera Journal
Revue musicale