Rebel, François



French violinist and operatic composer; born in Paris; son of Jean Ferry; was his father's pupil, and at thirteen entered the Opera orchestra, where he became an intimate friend of Francceur, another member of the orchestra. They composed together ten operas, and were conjointly leaders of the Opera orchestra from 1733 pointed inspector-general of the Opera inspectors, and from 1753 to 1757 were still associated as directors of the Opera. In 1772 Rebel was appointed inspector-general of the Opera by Louis XV., to whom he was previously superintendent of music. He died at Paris. Besides operas he produced cantatas, a Te Deum, a De Profundis, etc.