Malipiero, Francesco

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Malipiero, Francesco

Malipiero, Francesco, Italian composer, grandfather of Gian Francesco Malipiero; b. Rovigio, Jan. 9, 1824; d. Venice, May 12, 1887. He studied with Melchiore Balbi at the Liceo Musicale in Venice. At the age of 18 he wrote an opera, Giovanna di Napoli, which was produced with signal success; Rossini praised it. Other operas were Attila (Venice, Nov. 15, 1845; renamed Ildegonda di Borgogna), Alberigo da Romano (Venice, Dec. 26, 1846; his best), and Fernando Cortez (Venice, Feb. 18, 1851).

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