An Italian composer. He was born at Palermo, studied at the Naples Conservatory, under Furno, Zingarelli, and Donizetti. Agnelli is the author of several operas. He began his professional career in Naples, and there produced, in 1839, II Lazzarone Napolitano, and La Locanderia di Spirito. He went to Marseilles in 1846, and in this city brought out the operas La Jacquerie, Leonore de Medicis, and Les Deux Ayares. He has written several operas in addition to those mentioned; a Stabat Mater; a Miserere; several ballets; and the cantata, Apotheose de Napoleon I.