Franco Leoni

Franco Leoni (24 October 1864 – Hampstead 8 February 1949) was an Italian opera composer. After training in Milan, he made most of his career in England, composing for Covent Garden and West End theatres. He is best known for the opera L'Oracolo, written for Covent Garden but taken up successfully by the Metropolitan Opera in New York. In addition to his operas, Leoni wrote several cantatas and oratorios and many ballads and other songs. He also worked as a conductor in London, both in the concert hall and in the theatre.

Birth and Death Data: Born October 24th, 1864 (Milan), Died February 8th, 1949 (London)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1912 - 1934

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-12046 10-in. 5/24/1912 The birth of morn Lucy Isabelle Marsh Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-12560 10-in. 11/4/1912 The birth of morn Frances Alda ; Victor Orchestra Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor C-15229 12-in. 9/30/1914 Miracle Paul R. Reese Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-15821 10-in. 3/22/1915 The leaves and the wind Elisabeth Böhm van Endert Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor CS-83673 12-in. 8/2/1934 The birth of morn Bessie Whiteside Female vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor [Trial 1924-02-28-04] 10-in. 2/28/1924 Tally-ho Louise Homer Contralto vocal solo, with piano composer  
Columbia 39119 10-in. 11/26/1913 The birth of morn Maggie Teyte Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 6159 12-in. approximately 1911 Coolan Dhu Edgar Coyle Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Edison 4897 10-in. 7/21/1916 Mighty lak' a rose Anna Case Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Leoni, Franco," accessed July 27, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108745.

Leoni, Franco. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 27, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108745.

"Leoni, Franco." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 27 July 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108745

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