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Francesco Morlacchi



Francesco Morlacchi (June 14 1784 in Perugia- October 28 1841 in Innsbruck) was an Italian composer of more than twenty operas. During the many years he spent as the royal Royal Kapellmeister in Dresden, he was instrumental in popularizing the Italian style of opera.

Morlacchi composed from a very young age, first studying with his uncle Giovanni Mazzetti and later with Luigi Caruso. He later studied at Loreto with Zingarelli. Finally, he ended up in Bologna at the school of Stanislao Mattei where he met Gioacchino Rossini. Morlacchi's first operatic works were written in 1807, and were a farce and ...

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