De Lara (real name, Cohen), Isidore

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De Lara (real name, Cohen), Isidore

De Lara (real name, Cohen), Isidore , English composer; b. London, Aug. 9,1858; d. Paris, Sept. 2, 1935. He began to study the piano at the age of 10 with H. Aguilar, and he also studied singing with Lamperti and composition with Mazzucato at the Milan Cons. He then went to Paris to study with Lalo. Returning to London, he wrote one Opéra after another, and easily secured performances. His most successful work was Messalina (Monte Carlo, March 21, 1899).


DRAMATIC Opéra : The Light of Asia (1892); Amy Robsart (London, July 20, 1893); Moina (Monte Carlo, March 14, 1897); Messalina (Monte Carlo, March 21, 1899); Sanga (Nice, Feb. 21,1906); Solea (Cologne, Dec. 12,1907); Les Trois Masques (Marseilles, Feb. 24,1912); Nail (Paris, April 22, 1912); Les Trois Mouscjuetaires (Cannes, March 3, 1921).

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire

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