Queer Places:
Père Lachaise Cemetery, Paris, France

Camille Erlanger (25 May 1863 – 24 April 1919) was a Parisian-born French opera composer. Mary Garden created the lesbian role of Chrysis in Camille Erlanger’s 1906 opera Aphrodite. Aphrodite was a drame musical in five acts and seven tableaux after the novel by Pierre Louÿs, adaptation by Louis de Gramont, 23 (or 27 ?) March 1906, Opéra-Comique.

Erlanger studied at the Paris Conservatory under Léo Delibes (composition), Georges Mathias (piano), as well as Émile Durand and Antoine Taubon (harmony).[1] In 1888 he won the Prix de Rome for his cantata Velléda. His most famous opera, Le Juif polonais, was produced at the Opéra-Comique in 1900. Erlanger died in Paris and was buried in the Père Lachaise Cemetery.[2] A street in Quebec City, Avenue Erlanger, is named after Erlanger.[3]


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