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Ponchielli, Amilcare

Ponchielli, Amilcare (b Paderno, 1834; d Milan, 1886). It. composer. Org. at Cremona. First opera, I promessi sposi, prod. Cremona 1856 and in rev. version at Milan 1872. Comp. ballet and several operas of which only La Gioconda (Milan 1876) has held its place. Choirmaster Bergamo Cath., 1881. Taught comp. Milan Cons. from 1880, pupils incl. Puccini and Mascagni.

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Ponchielli, Amilcare

Amilcare Ponchielli (ämēlkä´rā pōngkyĕl´lē), 1834–86, Italian composer of several very successful operas. Only La Gioconda (1876), with libretto by Boito after Hugo's Angelo, is still performed.

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