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'''André Campra''' (; baptized 4 December 1660 – 29 June 1744) was a French composer and conductor.

Campra was one of the leading French opera composers in the period between Jean-Baptiste Lully and Jean-Philippe Rameau. He wrote several ''tragédies en musique'', but his chief claim to fame is as the creator of a new genre, ''opéra-ballet''. He also wrote three books of cantatas as well as religious music, including a requiem.Anthony, James R. "Campra, André". [http://www.grovemucic.com Grove Music Online] (subscription access)