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Ponchielli, Amilcare

Born: 1834 AD
Died: 1886 AD
Nationality: Italian
Categories: Composers

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.