Luigini, Alexander Clement Leon Joseph
Celebrated French conductor; born at Lyons. He studied at the Paris Conservatory, where he took several prizes. In 1869 he received the appointment of leader of orchestra in the Grand Theatre of his native town, becoming conductor in 1877. In 1897 he went to Paris to take the position of conductor at the Opera Comique, which position he still holds. He had been professor of the Conservatory at Lyons and founded the Concerts Bellecour and the Concerts du Conservatoire. Among his compositions are numerous ballets as well as symphonic music; a cantata, Gloria Victis; and an opera comique in three acts, Faublas.