Sir Francesco Paolo Tosti

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Tosti, (Sir) (Francesco) Paolo (b Ortano sul Mare, Abruzzi, 1846; d Rome, 1916). It.-born composer and singing-teacher. Became singing-teacher to future Queen of It. Visited Eng. 1875, appointed royal singing-master 1880. Took Eng. nationality 1906 and was knighted (KCVO) 1908. Wrote songs and duets to It., Fr., and Eng. texts. His Good-bye extremely popular.