Ambroise Thomas

Thomas by Wilhelm Benque, c. 1895
Thomas in 1834 by Jean-Hippolyte Flandrin
Le caïd, 1849
Jean-Baptiste Faure as Hamlet, painted by Manet
Thomas, about 1865
Statue of Thomas in Paris.

French composer and teacher, best known for his operas Mignon (1866) and Hamlet (1868).

- Ambroise Thomas
Thomas by Wilhelm Benque, c. 1895

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Victor Dourlen

French composer and music teacher at the Conservatoire de Paris during the first half of the nineteenth century.

French composer and music teacher at the Conservatoire de Paris during the first half of the nineteenth century.

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Among his pupils were Charles-Valentin Alkan, François Bazin, Louis Désiré Besozzi, Alexandre Goria, Henri Herz, Félix Le Couppey, Antoine François Marmontel, Joseph O'Kelly, and Ambroise Thomas.

A scene from the premiere production

Le caïd

A scene from the premiere production
Costume design for the role of Aboul-y-far, 1849

Le caïd, also spelled Le kaïd (The Qaid), is a comic opera (opéra bouffon or opéra bouffe ) in two acts composed by Ambroise Thomas to a libretto by Thomas Sauvage.

Injalbert - Joseph Rosier - Plateau des Poètes

Joseph-Bernard Rosier

19th-century French playwright and librettist.

19th-century French playwright and librettist.

Injalbert - Joseph Rosier - Plateau des Poètes

1855: La Cour de Célimène, opéra comique in 2 acts, with Ambroise Thomas