(b Orvieto, 1848; d Rome, 1921). It. conductor, composer, and cellist. Th. orch. cond. Rome 1874. Dir. Liceo Musicale, Bologna, 1881–6. Cond. opera Drury Lane, London, 1887, CG 1888–1905; cond. f.ps. in England of Falstaff and Tosca. Mus. dir. Madrid Th. Royal 1887–93. Chief cond. It. opera at NY Met 1893–1903. Cond. Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires, 1908–13. Comp. operas Ero e Leandro, Paolo e Francesca, and A Midsummer Night's Dream, also choral works and church mus.
From The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music in Oxford Reference.