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Lazzari, Sylvio (1857-1944)

Sylvio Lazzari

born: 30 December 1857
died: 10 June 1944
country: France

Sylvio Lazzari (1857–1944) was born in Italy. A pupil of Gounod at the Paris Conservatoire, he was encouraged by Franck and Chausson and his music owes a considerable debt to them, as well as to Wagner. He is probably best known for the opera La tour de feu (The lighthouse), given its premiere at the Paris Opéra in 1928. It was one of the first operas to make use of cinema effects (the final scene was performed in front of a projected film of a stormy sea).

from notes by Nigel Simeone © 2015


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