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Lambelet, Edouardos

George Leotsakos

in Oxford Music Online

Published in print December 1992 |
Published online January 2002 | e-ISBN: 9781561592630 | DOI:

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(b ?1820; d Piraeus, May 6, 1903). Greek composer, father of Napoleon Lambelet. He studied reportedly in Bologna (possibly at the Liceo Filarmonico), and in Corfu with Mantzaros, becoming one of that composer’s most renowned disciples. From an undated letter (reproduced by Grekas) written by Isabella Galleti-Gianoli, who sang the leading soprano role in Olema la schiava, it is clear that after 1857 Lambelet had settled in Naples, where his operas are said to have been performed; he later returned to Greece, however, where most of his manuscripts were lost during a flood. His three operas, all on Italian texts, were important items of the early Greek opera repertory. Both Olema la schiava and Il castello maledetto were composed for the S Giacomo Theatre, Corfu. Galleti-Gianoli praised Olema la schiava for its ‘nobility of inspiration, the perfection of the form and the sensitive and flowing melody’.

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