Morlacchi, Francesco (b Perugia, 1784; d Innsbruck, 1841). It. composer. Wrote cantata for Napoleon's coronation as King of It. in Milan 1805. Comp. 8 opera buffa 1807–10, then went to Dresden as cond. of It. opera there, remaining until his death. Wrote many operas, incl. Il nuovo barbiere di Siviglia (Dresden, 1816), and much church mus. Morlacchi's absences in It. caused Weber, appointed Kapellmeister at Dresden, 1817, to overwork.
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