Levey, William Charles


Pianist, born in Dublin and taught by his father, Richard Michael Levey. He continued his studies in Paris under Auber, Thalberg and Prudent. He was made a member of. the Societe des Auteurs et Compositeurs. In 1862 he went to London and was conductor successively of Covent Garden, Drury Lane, Haymarket, Adelphi, Princess, and other theatres. Among his compositions are two operettas, Fanchette and Punchinello; a musical burlesque, The Girls of the Period; music to a number of dramas and to several pantomimes; many songs, of which Esmeralda became very popular. He died in London.