Franco Faccio


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(b Verona, 1840; d Monza, 1891). It. conductor and composer. Served in Garibaldi's army 1866. Prof. of harmony, Milan Cons. 1868. Chief cond. La Scala from 1871. Cond. f. It. p. of Aida (1872) and f.p. of Otello (1887). Cond. first Wagner opera in It. (Lohengrin, 1873) and first London Otello (1889). Also cond. f.ps. of operas by Ponchielli (La Gioconda), Catalani, and Puccini (Le villi and Edgar). Comp. operas I profughi Fiamminghi (Milan 1863), Amleto (lib. by Boito, Genoa 1865), cantata Le Sorelle d'Italia (text by Boito, 1861), 3 syms., str. qt., and songs.

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