Adolphe Adam

Adolphe Charles Adam was a French composer and music critic.

A prolific composer of operas and ballets, he is best known today for his ballets Giselle and Le corsaire , his operas Le postillon de Lonjumeau , Le toréador and Si j'étais roi ) and his Christmas carol Minuit, chrétiens! , later set to different English lyrics and widely sung as O Holy Night .

Adam was a noted teacher, who taught Delibes and other influential composers.

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