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Ponchielli, Amilcare

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Born: 1834 AD
Died: 1886 AD, at 51 years of age.

Nationality: Italian
Categories: Composers

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1834 - Born on August 31st in Paderno Fasolaro, Lombardy, Italy. Italian musical composer.

1851 - His first dramatic work, written in collaboration with two other composers, was Il Sindaco Babbeo.

1856 - Returned to Cremona, where his opera I Promessi Sposi was produced.

1871 - A revised version of I Promessi Sposi, which was produced at Milan, was his first genuine success.

1876 - Ponchielli reached the zenith of his fame with La Gioconda, written to a libretto founded by Arrigo Boito upon Victor Hugo's tragedy, Angelo, Tyran de Padoue.

1881 - Ponchielli was made maestro di cappella of Piacenza Cathedral.

1883 - Was a professor in Milan Conservatory.

1886 - Died on January 16th in Milan, Italy.

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