Alfredo Catalani, an Italian composer, was born in Lucca on 19 June 1854. His operatic output was considerable, with La Wally from 1892 proving a work highly regarded by Toscanini. He died in Milan on 7 August 1893.
A selection of M&V articles about Alfredo Catalani
Ensemble. Ringing Intensity - 'Madama Butterfly' from San Diego Opera, reviewed by Maria Nockin