Buzzolla, Antonio, Italian composer and conductor; b. Adria, March 2, 1815; d. Venice, March 20, 1871. He received his early education from his father, a theater conductor, and then was a student at the Naples Cons, as a student of Donizetti and Mercadante (1837–39). He was then active as a theater conductor in Italy, Germany, and France, returning to Venice in 1847. He wrote the operas Ferr amondo (Venice, Dec. 3, 1836), Mastino I della Scala (Venice, May 31, 1841), Gli Avventurieri (Venice, May 14, 1842), Amleto (Venice, Feb. 24, 1848), and Elisabetta di Valois (Venice, Feb. 16, 1850). He also wrote an opera in Venetian dialect, La Puta onorata, which remained incomplete. In 1855 he was appointed maestro di cappella at S. Marco, for which he wrote much sacred music.
F. Passadore and L. Sirch, A. B.: Una vita musicale nella Venezia romantica (Rovigo, 1994).
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