Teodoro Cottrau (Composer)
Born: 7th December 1827, Naples, Italy
Died: 30th March 1879, Naples, Italy
Teodoro Cottrau was an Italian composer, lyricist, publisher, journalist and politician. He specialised in "folksy" Neapolitan songs.
His arrangement of Santa Lucia was published in 1850 and recorded among others by Enrico Caruso and Elvis Presley.
French composer and musicologist Guillaume Louis Cottrau was his father.