Marliani, Count Marco Aurelio

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Marliani, Count Marco Aurelio

Marliani, Count Marco Aurelio, Italian composer; b. Milan, Aug. 1805; d. Bologna, May 8,1849. He studied philosophy, and took some lessons with Rossini in Paris, where he went in 1830. Under Rossini’s influence, he wrote several operas, which reached the stage in Paris: II Bravo (Feb. 1,1834), Ildegonda (March 7,1837), and La Xacarilla (Oct. 28, 1839); also a ballet, La Gypsy (with A. Thomas; Jan. 28, 1839). He returned to Italy in 1847, producing another opera in Bologna, Gusmano il Buono (Nov. 7,1847). He was involved in the revolutionary struggle of 1848. Wounded in a skirmish near Bologna, he died as a result of his injuries.

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