2012 MUSIC & BALLET AUBER LE BAL MASQUE FRANCE JOINT ISSUE
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DANIEL- FRANCOIS ESPRIT AUBER (1782-1871) studied with Luigi Cherubini and composed 40 operas including La Muette de Portici â€“ also known as Masaniello – ( 1828 ) and Fra Diavolo ( 1830 ) which have, to this day, remained in the repertory. La Muette de Portici marked the advent of grand opera in Paris; it has also been credited with generating such enthusiasm for civil and constitutional rights that when, in 1830, it was performed at the Brussels opera house it ignited a riot that gave birth to the Belgian revolution. Other major operas include: Le domino noir (1837), Les diamants de la Couronne(1841 ), Haydee (1847), and Manon Lescaut (1856). The libretto of his Le Philtre was translated and adapted for Donizettiâ€™s exceedingly famous Lâ€™Elisir dâ€™Amore. Similarly, the libretto for Auberâ€™s Gustave III was adapted for Mercadanteâ€™s Il Reggente; and later on, for Verdiâ€™s famous Un Ballo in Maschera. In 2012 France and Sweden – in a joint issue – commemorated Auber and his opera Gustav III. In 1842, Auber became the successor of Cherubini as the head of the Conservatoire of Paris. Pictured here is a limited edition Maximum Card with the French stamp depicting Auber postmarked by the post office of Paris Opera. This is not the first time France honours Auber with a postage stamp; in fact, a commemorative stamp for Auber was issued in 1971.