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François Colin de Blamont François Colin de Blamont
1690 - 1760 FR
Born: 22/11/1690, Versailles FR
Served as a royal musician and was eventually ennobled in 1750, his surname becoming Colin de Blamont. He was the protegé of Michel-Richard de Lalande and succeeded the latter as Master of the Chapelle Royale on his death in 1726. Blamont wrote motets and cantatas as well as stage works, including the opera Les fêtes grecques et romaines, intended to be the first in a new genre, the ballet héroïque, which would challenge the supremacy of the opéra-ballet.
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Selection of key operas
  • Les fêtes grecques et romaines FR - 1723 - Opéra-ballet