Leoni, Franco

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Leoni, Franco

Leoni, Franco, Italian composer; b. Milan, Oct. 24, 1864; d. London, Feb. 8, 1949. He studied at the Milan Cons, with Dominiceti and Ponchielli. In 1892 he went to London, where he remained until 1917. He then lived in France and Italy, eventually returning to England.

Works

dramatic: Opera: Raggio di luna (Milan, June 5, 1890); Rip van Winkle (London, Sept. 4, 1897); Ib and Little Christina, “picture in 3 panels” (London, Nov. 14, 1901); L’oracolo (London, June 28, 1905); Tzigana (Genoa, Feb. 3, 1910); Le baruffe chiozzotte (Milan, Jan. 2, 1920); La terra del sogno (Milan, Jan. 10, 1920); Falene (Milan, 1920). oratorios:Sardana-palus (London, 1891); The Gate of Life (London, 1891); Golgotha (London, 1909).

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