Wolf-Ferrari, Ermanno

Wolf-Ferrari, Ermanno ārmän´nō vôlf-fār-rä´rē [key], 1876–1948, German-Italian composer, b. Venice, studied in Germany. Most of his 12 operas, which adapted the opera buffa style of the 18th cent., were first produced in Germany. Best known is The Secret of Suzanne (1909). He also wrote a tragic opera, The Jewels of the Madonna (1911).

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