Saverio Mercadante

Saverio Mercadante 活页乐谱

  • Born: 17th 九月 1795
  • Died: 17th 十二月 1870
  • Birthplace: Altamura, near Bari in Apulia, Italy

Giuseppe Saverio Raffaele Mercadante was an Italian composer, particularly of operas. While Mercadante may not have retained the international celebrity of Gaetano Donizetti or Gioachino Rossini beyond his own lifetime, he composed as impressive a number of works as either; and his development of operatic structures, melodic styles and orchestration contributed significantly to the foundations upon which Giuseppe Verdi built his dramatic technique.