Alfredo Catalani

Opera composer, Composer

1854 – 1893

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Who was Alfredo Catalani?

Alfredo Catalani was an Italian operatic composer. He is best remembered for his operas Loreley and La Wally. La Wally was composed to a libretto by Luigi Illica, and features Catalani's most famous aria "Ebben? Ne andrò lontana." This aria, sung by American soprano Wilhelmenia Fernandez, was at the heart of Jean-Jacques Beineix’s 1981 cult movie Diva. Catalani's other operas were less successful, partly hampered by inferior libretti.

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Born
Jun 19, 1854
Lucca
Also known as
  • Catalini
  • Catalani
  • Alferdo Catalani
  • Catalani, Alfredo
Nationality
  • Italy
Profession
Education
  • Milan Conservatory
Lived in
  • Lucca
Died
Aug 7, 1893
Milan

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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