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Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari Suggest updates

Born Venice, 12 January 1876.

Died Venice, 21 January 1948.

Italian composer.

Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari, whose name shows his mixed background, with a German father and Italian mother, produced a delightful series of light comic operas, many derived from the Venetian plays of Goldoni. These had far greater success in Germany than in Italy. He also composed a couple of serious pieces, The Jewels of the Madonna, and the later Sly.

Operas performed in Scotland are shown in bold:

Irene (1896, unperf) ()

La Carmago (1897 unperf) ()

La cenerentola (Venice 1900) (Pezze-Pascolato)

Le donne curiose (Munich 1903) (Sugana)

I quatro rusteghi (Munich 1906) (Sugana & Pizzolato)

Il segreto di Susanna (Munich 1909) (Golisciani)

I goielli della Madonna (Berlin 1911) (Golisciani & Zangarini)

L'amore medico (Dresden 1913) (Golisciani)

Gli amanti sposi (Venice 1925) (Forzano)

Sly, ovvero La leggenda del dormiente risvegliato (Milan 1927) (Forzano)

La vedova scaltra (Rome 1931) (Ghisalberti)

Il campiello (Milan 1936) (Ghisalberti)

La dama boba (Mainz 1937, as ‘Das dumme Madchen’) (Ghisalberti)

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