Michel de La Guerre

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Michel de La Guerre (c. 1605 – 1679) was a French organist and composer.[1] His Triomphe de l'Amour sur les Bergers et les Bergères, with librettist Charles de Beys which was first sung in 1655, and staged in 1657, is one of the earliest French operas.[2] After his death his son Marin de la Guerre succeeded him as organist and married Élisabeth Jacquet in 1684.


  1. ^ The instrumental music of Élisabeth-Claude Jacquet de La Guerre: Volume 1 Carol Henry Bates, - 1978 His father, Michel de La Guerre (ca. 1605-1679), had succeeded Charles Raquet as organist at Notre Dame and later was appointed organist at the Sainte-Chapelle. In collaboration with Charles de Beys, Michel in 1655 composed a pastoral ...
  2. ^ Authors and their Centuries. - Page 116 'This abbreviated summary necessarily disregards other proto-operatic productions, such as the Triomphe de l'Amour sur les Bergers et les Bergères, of Michel de La Guerre and Charles de Beys (first sung in 1655, staged in 1657)...