Dell' Orefice, Giuseppe

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Dell′ Orefice, Giuseppe

Dell′ Orefice, Giuseppe , Italian composer; b. Fara, Abruzzio Chietino, Aug. 22,1848; d. Naples, Jan. 3, 1889. He was a pupil of Fenaroli and Miceli at the Naples Cons. From 1878 he was conductor at the San Carlo Theater in Naples. He wrote the ballet Ifantasmi notturni (Naples, 1872), the opéras Romilda de’ Bardi (Naples, 1874), Egmont (Naples, 1878), II segreto della Duchesa (Naples, 1879), and L’oasi (Vicenza, 1886), songs, and piano pieces.

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire