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Bononcini, Antonio Maria

Bononcini, Antonio Maria

Bononcini, Antonio Maria, Italian opera composer, son of Giovannia Maria and brother of Giovanni Bononcini; b. Modena, June 18, 1677; d. there, July 8, 1726. He studied with his father. His first success came with the production of his opera II trionfo di Camilla, regina dei Volsci (Naples, Dec. 26, 1696). This opera was produced in many other theaters in Italy, sometimes under different titles, as Amore per amore, La fede in cimento, etc. It was presented in London (March 31, 1706) with great acclaim. In 1702 Bononcini was in Berlin; from 1704 to 1711 he was in Vienna, where he produced the operas Ter aspo (Nov. 15, 1704), Arminio (July 26, 1706), La conquista delle Spagne di Scipione Africano (Oct. 1, 1707), La presa di Tebe (Oct. 1, 1708), and Tigrane, re d’Armenia (July 26, 1710). Returning to Italy, he produced the following operas in Milan: // Tiranno eroe (Dec. 26, 1715), Sesostri, re di Egitto (Feb. 2, 1716), and Griselda (Dec. 26, 1718). In his native town of Modena, he directed his operas L’enigma disciolto (Oct. 15, 1716) and Lucio Vero (Nov. 5, 1716). His last opera, Rosiclea in Dania, was staged in Naples (Oct. 1, 1721). He wrote 19 operas in all, and 3 oratorios. His most famous opera, // trionfo di Camilla, has often been erroneously attributed to his brother; several songs from it were publ, in London by Walsh.


L.F. Valdrighi, I B. da Modena (Modena, 1882).

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