Zarte, Eleodoro Ortiz de



Composer; born at Valparaiso, Chile, where he studied in the Collegio di San Luis, winning, in 1885, a first prize offered by the government. Going to Italy he studied in the Milan Conservatory under Saladino, in 1886 winning a prize for his opera Giovanna la pazza. He graduated in 1888, thereafter spending some time traveling and studying in Italy. Returning to Chile, he achieved a great success in 1895 with his opera La fioraia de Lugano, at Santiago. This production was the first Chilean opera.