Mabellini, Teodulo



Italian dramatic composer. Was born at Pistoia, and died at Florence. He was the pupil of G. Pilotti at his native town, and then studied at the Institutio Reale Musicale at Florence. His first opera, Matilda di Toledo, was produced at Florence when he was nineteen years old and pleased Grand Duke Leopold II to such an extent that he had the young musician instructed further. His second opera, Rolla, appeared at Turin in 1840. In 1843 he went back to Florence where he directed the Philharmonic Society and the grand annual concerts. In 1847 he was made Court conductor, in 1848 conductor at the Pergola Theatre, and in 1859 an instructor at the Royal Institute of Music, where he remained until 1887. Among his successful operas are Ginevra degli Almieri; II Conte di Savagna; I Veneziani a Constantinopoli; Maria di Francia; II Venturiero; Baldassare; and Fiammetta. He also wrote the oratorios, Eudossia e Paolo, and L'Ultimo Giorno di Gerusalemme; the cantatas La Caccia, II Ritorno, Elegiaca, Rafaele Sanzio, and Lo Spirito di Dante; and church-music.