Campana, Fabio


Italian opera composer, song-writer and vocal teacher. Born at Bologna and studied there at the Conservatory. His Italian operas, composed in early life and given in Italy, were unsuccessful. These were Caterina di Guise; Guilio d'Este; Vannina d' Ornano; and Luisa di Francia. In 1850, Campana settled in London and remained there as a teacher and composer until his death. He produced two operas in England, Almira, and Esmeralda, in the last of which Patti appeared as the heroine. He also composed a large number of successful songs.