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Stefano Donaudy (Composer)

Born: 21st February 1879, Palermo, Italy

Died: 30th May 1925, Naples, Italy

Nationality: Italian

Stefano Donaudy was an Italian composer. Born in Palermo to a French father and an Italian mother. Active in the 1890s and early 20th century, at a time when Palermo was enjoying a period of relative splendour under the influx of rich Anglo-Sicilian families such as the Florios and the Whitakers. A variety of sources date both his first opera Folchetto and one of his most popular songs, Vaghissima sembianza, to 1892, when he was only thirteen.

After studies with the director of Palermo's Conservatoire, Guglielmo Zuelli, Donaudy made a living as singing teacher, coach, and accompanist for some of Sicily's wealthiest families, all while actively pursuing a career as a composer. He wrote mostly vocal music, dividing his efforts between opera and song, though he did also write chamber and orchestral music.

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