Terziarii, Eugenio, Italian conductor, teacher, and composer; b. Rome, July 29, 1824; d. there, June 30, 1889. He studied with Mercadante at the Naples Cons, and later with Baini in Rome. At the age of 19 he produced an oratorio, La caduta di Gerico (Rome, March 31, 1844), followed by the operas Giovanna regina di Napoli (Ferrara, 1844) and Alfredo (Rome, Feb. 21, 1852). He was conductor in Rome at the Teatro Apollo (1847-69), at La Scala in Milan (1867-71), and again in Rome (1871-75), where he then taught composition and singing at the Liceo Musicale di S. Cecilia (from 1875). He also wrote the opera L’assedio di Firenze (Rome, Feb. 24, 1883), 2 ballets, including Una Silfide a Pechino (Rome, Dec. 26, 1859), an Inno sinfonico (1882), and much sacred music.
—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire