Bands/Musicians The Best French Opera Composers  

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French opera artists list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes. List of good french opera bands includes a filter so you can sort by the groups’s label and what albums they've put out. This list of the top french opera bands in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date list. French opera groups and artists are shown below along with any additional genres in which their music belongs. If available, you can also see information about where all french opera bands on this list got started. These are truly the greatest french opera bands of all time, since the most famous french opera artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best french opera music.

You can click on the french opera band names to see more information about that particular notable french opera group. If they're near the top of the best french opera artist list, though, then they should have at least some information available. All the top french opera bands named on the list also have discographies on their pages if you click on the french opera band names themselves.

The list you're viewing is made up of many different artists, like Francis Poulenc and Jean-Baptiste Lully. Rank the best ones to see them rise to the top. Make sure to vote for artists like Hector Berlioz or Olivier Messiaen if you like them.

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The list includes all new french opera bands, and if there are any missing on the list, you can always add them yourself. Just make sure they aren't already on the list and check your spelling, because this is already an accurate compilation of the best examples of french opera, as well as a good place to start if you're asking yourself, or friends, exactly how to get into french opera music. Especially since the bands at the top of the list will at the very least be the best choices if you're looking for a list of good french opera bands with which to start out. No point in listening to them if they aren't actually good or even half-way decent french opera bands.

This list answers the questions "who are the best french opera bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest french opera musician ever?"

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Hector Berlioz is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best French Opera Composers
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Hector Berlioz was a French Romantic composer, best known for his compositions Symphonie fantastique and Grande messe des morts. Berlioz made significant contributions to the modern orchestra with his Treatise on Instrumentation. He specified huge orchestral forces for some of his works, and conducted several concerts with more than 1,000 musicians. He also composed around 50 songs. His influence was critical for the further development of Romanticism, especially in composers like Richard Wagner, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Franz Liszt, Richard Strauss, Gustav Mahler and many others. ...more on Wikipedia

Genres (Music): Opera, Romantic music, Classical music, French opera

Albums: Classical Anthology, Eternal Classics, Great Romantic Symphonies, Romantic Symphonies & Overtures, Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique / Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker Suite, + more

Nationality: France

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Georges Bizet is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best French Opera Composers
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Georges Bizet, registered at birth as Alexandre César Léopold Bizet, was a French composer of the romantic era. Best known for his operas in a career cut short by his early death, Bizet achieved few successes before his final work, Carmen, which has become one of the most popular and frequently performed works in the entire opera repertoire. During a brilliant student career at the Conservatoire de Paris, Bizet won many prizes, including the prestigious Prix de Rome in 1857. He was recognised as an outstanding pianist, though he chose not to capitalise on this skill and rarely performed in public. Returning to Paris after almost three years in Italy, he found that the main Parisian opera ...more on Wikipedia

Genres (Music): Opera, Incidental music, Art song, French opera

Albums: Classical Anthology, Carmen - Duets & Arias, Georges Bizet, Boléro et Suites de Carmen, Opera Duets (Agnes Baltsa, + more

Nationality: France

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Claude Debussy is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best French Opera Composers
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Claude-Achille Debussy was a French composer. Along with Maurice Ravel, he was one of the most prominent figures associated with Impressionist music, though he himself disliked the term when applied to his compositions. He was made Chevalier of the Legion of Honour in his native France in 1903. Debussy was among the most influential composers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and his use of non-traditional scales and chromaticism influenced many composers who followed. Debussy's music is noted for its sensory content and frequent usage of atonality. The prominent French literary style of his period was known as Symbolism, and this movement directly inspired Debussy both as a ...more on Wikipedia

Genres (Music): Ballet, Ballet, Incidental music, Art song, Classical music, + more

Albums: Classical Anthology, Clair de lune (Orchestre Radio-Symphonique Paris feat. conductor: Loic Bertrand, piano: Peter Schmalfuss, flute: Jadwiga Kotnowska), Piano Works (Pascal Rogé), + more

Nationality: France

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Olivier Messiaen is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best French Opera Composers
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Olivier Messiaen was a French composer, organist and ornithologist, one of the major composers of the 20th century. His music is rhythmically complex; harmonically and melodically it often uses modes of limited transposition, which he abstracted from his early compositions and improvisations. Messiaen also drew on his Roman Catholic faith for his pieces. He travelled widely and wrote works inspired by diverse influences such as Japanese music, the landscape of Bryce Canyon in Utah and the life of St. Francis of Assisi. He said he perceived colours when he heard certain musical chords; combinations of these colours, he said, were important in his compositional process. For a short period ...more on Wikipedia

Genres (Music): Musique concrète, Classical music, French opera, 20th-century classical music

Albums: Eesti orelid 2, Madeline Forte Plays Piano Music Of Messiaen, Turangalîla-Symphonie / Quatuor pour la Fin du Temps, Visions de l'Amen / Hymne, Méditations Sur le Mystère de la Sainte Trinité, + more

Nationality: France

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