Frédéric Adam

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Frédéric Adam, born in Hinsbourg 4 January 1904 and died in Illkirch-Graffenstaden on 7 September 1984 was a French conductor, composer and administrator.[1]

After studies in Strasbourg and Paris, he became a répétiteur at the opera house in Strasbourg in 1933, remaining there until his retirement in 1972, including periods as co-director from 1955–60 and director from 1960–1972.

Adam mounted the first productions in France of several notable operas including: Wozzeck (1959), Il prigioniero (1961), A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Die Frau ohne Schatten (1965).

His compositions include ballets, symphonies and two operas, Judith (1948, Strasbourg) and Le voyage vers l'étoile (1954, Strasbourg).[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Pitt C. Frédéric Adam. In: The New Grove Dictionary of Opera. Macmillan, London and New York, 1997.