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Amilcare Ponchielli (Composer)

Born: 31st August 1834, Paderno Ponchielli, Italy

Died: 16th January 1886, Milan, Italy

Nationality: Italian

Amilcare Ponchielli was an Italian opera composer, best known for his opera La Gioconda. He was married to the soprano Teresina Brambilla.

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