Jacchia, Agide, Italian conductor; b. Lugo, Jan. 5, 1875; d. Siena, Nov. 29, 1932. He studied at the Parma Cons, and at the Pesaro Liceo Musicale; won prizes as a flutist (1896), apprentice conductor (1897), and composer (1898). He made his conducting debut in Brescia on Dec. 26, 1898, and then was a theater conductor in Italy. In 1902 he accompanied Mascagni on his American tour, and also conducted the Milan Opera Co. on its American tour in 1907-09. He was conductor of the Montreal Opera Co. (1910–13), the Boston National Opera (1915–16), and the Boston Pops (1918–26), after which he returned to Italy.
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