Audran came from a musical family and was a son of the singer Marius Pierre Audran (1816-1887). He received a thorough education in Paris , one of his teachers was Camille Saint-Saëns ; u. a. he was a student at the École Niedermeyer .
In 1861 he first went to Marseille , where his family had since moved, and worked there as the organist of St. Joseph. As a composer, he was still almost exclusively concerned with sacred music at that time , only gradually turning to secular works. Through a friend of the family, the writer Henri Chivot , he got the libretto "Der Großmogul" to set and in 1867 this play was premiered at the Théâtre du Gymnase .
It was not until the 1860s that the first stage works were performed, first in Marseille and later in Paris. At the end of the 1870s, his works finally caught on in the French capital. He now also took up residence here and devoted himself entirely to operetta. Many of his works had great success in Paris and beyond.
- La Chercheuse d'esprit . 1864.
- The Great Mogul ("Le Grand Mogol"). 1877.
- Les Noces d'Olivette . 1879.
- The lucky angel ("La Mascotte"). 1880.
- Gilette of Narbonne ("Gillette de Narbonne"). 1882.
- Les pommes d'or . 1883.
- La Dormeuse éveillée . 1883.
- The oath of love ("Serment d'amour"). 1886.
- Ant and cricket (“La Cigale et la fourmi”). 1886.
- La Fiancée des verts poteaux . 1887.
- Le Puits qui parle . 1888.
- La Petite Fronde . 1888.
- La Fille à Cacolet . 1889.
- L'Œuf rouge . 1890.
- Miss Helyett . 1890.
- L'Oncle Celestin . 1891.
- Article de Paris . 1892.
- La Sainte Freya . 1892.
- Madame Suzette . 1893.
- Mon Prince . 1893.
- L'Enlèvement de la Toledad . 1894.
- La Duchesse de Ferrare . 1895.
- The doll (" La poupée "). 1896.
- Monsieur Lohengrin . 1896.
- Les petites femmes . 1897.
- Les Sœurs Gaudichard . 1898.
- Otto Schneidereit: Operetta from Abraham to Zierer . Henschelverlag for Art and Society, Berlin 1966, p. 15 ff.
- Literature by and about Edmond Audran in the catalog of the German National Library
- Stage works
- Sheet music and audio files by Edmond Audran in the International Music Score Library Project
- Facsimile of the Viennese first performance reviews of La Mascotte / Die Glücksbringerin (1881) in the archive of the Operetta Research Center Amsterdam  ,  , 
- after the birth certificate (see the bider below)
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||French organist and operetta composer|
|DATE OF BIRTH||April 12, 1840|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Lyon|
|DATE OF DEATH||17th August 1901|
|Place of death||Tierceville|