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Alfano, Franco

Born: 1875 AD
Died: 1954 AD, at 79 years of age.

Nationality: Italian
Categories: Composers, Pianists


1875 - Alfano was born in Naples, Italy on March 8, 1875.


1880-1885 - Attended piano lessons under Alessandro Longo, composition lessons under Camillo de Nardis and harmony lessons under Paulo Serrao at the San Pietro a Majella Conservatory.


1885 - Pursued a higher level of composition studies with Hans Sitt and Salomon Jadassohn in Leipzig.


1896 - Completed his first opera entitled Miranda, wrote a libretto and novel.


1904 - Finished the Risurrezione based on Tolstoy.


1918 - Became Director of the Conservatory of Bologna.


1923 - Directed the Turin Conservatory.


1926 - Completed Giacomo Puccini's unfinished opera entitled "Turandot".


1954 - Died in San Remo on October 27, 1954.


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