Galvani, Giacomo, noted Italian tenor; b. Bologna, Nov. 1, 1825; d. Venice, May 7, 1889. He studied in Bologna with Gamberini and Zamboni, making his debut in I Masnadieri in Spoleto in 1849. He subsequently sang in Bologna, Milan, London, Barcelona, and other cities with great success. After his retirement, he taught voice in Venice and at the Moscow Cons. (1869–87). He was acclaimed for his performances in the operas of Rossini and Donizetti.
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