Anton Schweitzer  

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Anton Schweitzer (Coburg, 6 June 1735 – Gotha, 23 November 1787) was a German composer of operas.

He was a child prodigy who obtained the patronage of the duke of Hildburghausen, who sent him to study in Bayreuth in 1758, then Italy (1764-66), and made him Kapellmeister enabling him to tour Europe. His most notable work is Alceste (1773), with a libretto by Christoph Martin Wieland.

Operas

  • Elysium (Libretto: Johann Georg Jacobi, 18 January 1770, Hoftheater Hannover)
  • Die Dorfgala (Libretto: Friedrich Wilhelm Gotter, 30 June 1772, Hannover)
  • Alceste (Libretto: Christoph Martin Wieland, 28 May 1773, Hoftheater Weimar)
  • Die Wahl des Herkules (Libretto: Christoph Martin Wieland, 3 September 1773, Hoftheater Weimar)
  • Rosamunde (Libretto: Christoph Martin Wieland, 20 January 1780, Nationaltheater Mannheim)




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