Romani, Carlo , Italian composer, nephew of Pietro Romani; b. Avelino, May 24, 1824; d. Florence, March 4, 1875. He studied with Palafuti (piano) and Picchianti (composition), then completed his studies under his uncle. He set to music the recitatives of Der Freischütz for its first Italian performance (Florence, Feb. 3, 1843). He also composed operas (all produced in Florence) Tutti amanti (1847), II Mantello (1852; successful), I Baccanali di Roma (1854), and Ermellina ossia Le Gemme della corona (1865), an oratorio, San Sebastiano (1864), and various patriotic songs.
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