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
|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|
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.
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