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Pierre Montan Berton

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Pierre Montan Berton

Pierre Montan Berton (7 January 1727 – 14 May 1780) was a French composer and conductor. He resided primarily in Paris and was an opera director.

Pierre's son Henri Montan Berton (1767–1844) was also a composer, more famous than Pierre himself.


Title Genre Number of acts Libretto Première date Theatre
Sylvie (or Silvie) pastorale-héroïque 3 Pierre Laujon 26 February 1749 Théâtre des Petits-Appartements, Versailles
Deucalion et Pyrhha (with François-Joseph Giraud) acte de ballet 1 Pierre de Morand, Germain-François Poullain de Saint-Foix 30 September 1755 Théâtre du Palais-Royal, Paris
Erosine pastorale-héroïque 1 Moncrif 9 November 1765 Château de Fontainebleau, Fontainebleau
Théonis, ou Le toucher pastorale-héroïque 1 Antoine-Alexandre-Henri Poinsinet 11 October 1767 Salle des Machines, Paris
Amadis de Gaule (in collaboration with Jean-Benjamin de La Borde) tragédie en musique 5 Philippe Quinault 26 November 1771 Académie Royale de Musique, Paris (Paris Opera)
Adèle de Ponthieu (in collaboration with Jean-Benjamin de La Borde) tragédie en musique 3 Jean-Paul-André Razins de Saint-Marc 1 December 1772 Théâtre du Palais-Royal, Paris
Bellérophon opéra 3 Jean-François Marmontel 20 October 1773 Théâtre du Palais-Royal, Paris


  • Article on Berton on the site CESAR (accessed on 31 October 2013)

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