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Saverio Mercadante

Saverio Mercadante was a prolific author of opera through the nineteenth hundred years, and was influential in his time for his “reformed” operas from the 1840s. Responding to excesses in both bel canto design and grand-opera results, he purposely restrained himself from those tendencies to reach at a far more …

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