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Filippo Marchetti

Filippo Marchetti (26 February 1831, Bolognola, Macerata – 18 January 1902, Rome) was an Italian opera composer. After studying in Naples, his first opera was "successfully premiered" in Turin in 1856. With only limited success, he became a teacher of singing and composition in Rome before composing Romeo e Giulietta for a premiere in Trieste in 1865.

Overshadowed like other Italian opera composers of his period by the genius of Verdi, Marchetti achieved one great success with his 1869 opera - Ruy Blas - which was based on Victor Hugo's play, Ruy Blas. It has been noted that "it was one of the first Italian operas to show the influence of French grand opera, partly, no doubt in response to its French source". The opera was performed into the 20th Century.

Birth and Death Data: Born February 26th, 1831 (Bolognola), Died January 18th, 1902 (Rome)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1903 - 1908

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-4792 10-in. 9/10/1907 Ruy Blas overture Arthur Pryor's Band Band composer  
Columbia 1714 10-in. ca. 1903 Ai miei rivali cedere Alberto De Bassini Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Gramophone 617c 12-in. May 1906 O dolce voluttà Maria Grisi ; Pietro Lara Vocal duet (soprano and tenor), with orchestra composer  
Gramophone 854c 12-in. approximately Nov. 1906 O dolce voluttà Celestina Boninsegna ; Luigi Colazza Vocal duet (soprano and tenor), with orchestra composer  
Gramophone 5916h 10-in. 1908 Captivante Paule Marelly Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Marchetti, Filippo," accessed June 12, 2021,

Marchetti, Filippo. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 12, 2021, from

"Marchetti, Filippo." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 12 June 2021.

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