Tadolini, Giovanni, Italian composer and singing teacher; b. Bologna, Oct. 18, 1785; d. there, Nov. 29, 1872. He studied composition with Mattei and singing with Babini. From 1811 to 1814 he was on the staff of the Théâtre-Italien in Paris, then returned to Italy, where he produced a succession of operas: La fata Alcina (Venice, 1815), Le Bestie in uomini (Venice, 1815), La principessa di Navarra ossia II Gianni di Parigi (Bologna, 1816), 11 credulo deluso (Rome, 1817), Tamerlano (Bologna, 1818), Moctar, Gran Visir di Adrianopoli (Bologna, 1824), Mitridate (Venice, 1826), and Almanzor (Trieste, 1827). He also composed 2 sinfonie, Concertone for Oboe, Horn, and Orch., chamber music, many sacred vocal works, and songs. From 1829 to 1839 he was again at his post at the Théâtre-Italien. He settled in Bologna in 1848 and founded his own singing school. His wife was Eugenia Tadolini (née Savonari ).
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