Ponchielli

Ponchielli

Amilcare Ponchielli was an Italian composer, mainly of operas.

Although in his lifetime Ponchielli was very popular and influential, in introducing an enlarged orchestra and more complex orchestration, the only one of his operas regularly performed today is La Gioconda. It contains the great tenor romanza "Cielo e mar", a superb duet for tenor and baritone "Enzo Grimaldo", the soprano set-piece "Suicidio!" and the ballet music "The Dance of the Hours", known even to the non-musical from its use in Walt Disney's Fantasia (1940), Allan Sherman's novelty song, "Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh", and other popular works.

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Ponchielli La Gioconda
Enzo, the tenor lead in this opera, is one of the few roles in Placido Domingo's repertoire that he ..
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