Ciccimarra, Giuseppe, admired Italian tenor and teacher; b. Altamura, May 22, 1790; d. Venice, Dec. 5, 1836. He became a principal member of the Teatro San Carlo in Naples, where he gained notable distinction for his roles in Rossini’s operas. He created Rossini’s lago (1816), Goffredo in Arminda (1817), Aronne in Mosè (1818), Ernesto in Ricciardo e Zoraide (1818), Pilade in Erminione (1819), and Condulmiero in Maometto II (1820). After his retirement in 1826, he went to Vienna as a teacher of voice and piano. Among his pupils were Clara Heinefetter, Sophie Loewe, Joseph Staudigl, and Joseph Tichatschek.
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