Berlioz, (Louis-)Hector (opera)
- D. Kern Holoman
(b La Côte-St-André, Isère, Dec 11, 1803; d Paris, March 8, 1869). Frenchcomposer and writer on music. As essayist, coach and conductor he often found himself occupied with the central operatic repertory of his time; two of his three operatic masterpieces, however, demanded more in musicianship and staging than could be properly accommodated during his lifetime....