Guarino, Carmine, Italian composer; b. Rovigo, Oct. 1, 1893; d. Genoa, June 5, 1965. He studied violin and composition at the Naples Cons. His first opera, Madama di Challant, set in the tradition of Verdi, was premiered there on March 9, 1927, attracting favorable comments. He was also the composer of the first Italian radio opera, Cuore di Wanda (Radio Italiano, Dec. 20, 1931). Other works for the stage were an operetta, Gaby (San Remo, March 20, 1924); Tabarano alia Corte di Nonesiste, musical fable (1931); 2 operas: Balilla (Rome, March 7, 1935) and Sogno di un mattino d’autunno (Cluj, March 30, 1936); and a ballet, El Samet, il silenzioso (1958).
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