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commendatore noun

The Commendatore and the Clavier (Quadrille)

TITTA, Commendatore Ruffo (1877 - 1953), grand opera artist; baritone (Titta Ruffo)

GIGLI, Commendatore Beniamino (1890 - 1957), late Tenor, Metropolitan Opera House, New York

PROFUMO, Albert (1879 - 1940), KC 1919; Commendatore of the Crown of Italy

HARDCASTLE, Alexander (1872 - 1933), Commendatore of Order of the Crown of Italy

HARRISON, Reginald Carey (1908 - 1990), Commendatore, Order of Merit of the Republic of Italy, 1967; actor

LANCIANI, Commendatore Rodolfo (1846 - 1929), Senator of the Kingdom; Professor of Ancient Topography, University of Rome, 1878–1927; Correspondent L’Institut de France

DAVENPORT, Henry (Edward) (1866 - 1941), JP; Commendatore of Order of Crown of Italy, Commander Order of Astaur, etc

BERRY, Graham (1822 - 1904), Commandeur Légion d’honneur; Commendatore dell’Ordine della Corone d’Italia

MARTINO, Commendatore Eduardo de (died 1912), Marine Painter-in-Ordinary to HM Queen Victoria and Royal Yacht Squadron Castle, Cowes, Isle of Wight

MORRIS, Harrison Smith (1856 - 1948), Commissioner General from the United States to the Roman Art Exposition commemorating United Italy, 1911 (Commendatore Crown of Italy); President of Wharton Steel Company, 1910–17

BUTLER, Henry Montagu (1833 - 1918), Commendatore della Corona d’Italia, 1871; Master of Trinity College, Cambridge, from 1886; Chaplain in Ordinary to the King, 1912

TURNER, William Ernest Stephen (1881 - 1963), Commendatore al Merito, Republic of Italy, 1954; Professor of Glass Technology, Univ. of Sheffield, 1920–45; now Emeritus Professor; Visiting Prof., University of Illinois, Ill., 1946–47

WINSBURY-WHITE, Horace Powell (died 1962), Commendatore (Italy); Hon. Cons. Surg. St Peter’s, St Paul’s and St Philip’s Hosps, for Genito-Urinary Diseases, London; Hon. cons. Urologist Italian Hospital, and Queen Elizabeth Hospital for Children

SAMMARCO, Giuseppe Mario (1873 - 1930), Sicilian operatic baritone; Commendatore della Corona D’Italia; Officier d’Academie France; Chevalier de l’ordre du Christ, Portugal; Croce di Alfonso XII, Spain; Director of his own School of the Art of Singing

SERENA, Arthur (1848 - 1922), JP; FRGS; Knight Grand Cross of the Crown of Italy; Commendatore of the Order of San Maurizio and Lazzaro; Senior Partner in the Firm of Galbraith, Pembroke & Co., Shipowners, Underwriters at Lloyd’s, Ship and Insurance Brokers

HUTTON, Edward (1875 - 1969), Cavaliere of the Order of the Crown of Italy, 1917; Commendatore of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Italy, 1959; Medaglia culturale d’Oro, Italy, 1965; Man of Letters; a Member of the Council of the British Institute of Florence, 1918–54; Member of Cardinal Hinsley’s Advisory Committee for Decoration of Westminster Cathedral


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(Mozart: Don Giovanni). Bass. Father of Donna Anna. Killed by Don Giovanni after the latter has seduced his daughter. His graveyard statue comes to life and accepts an invitation to dine with Giovanni. At the banquet he drags the unrepentant Don into the flames of hell. Created (1787) by Giuseppe Lolli (who also created Masetto).

Subjects: Opera.

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