Italian opera composer and conductor Jacopo Foroni was born in the Province of Verona on 28 July 1824. His father Domenico Foroni was also a composer and conductor, and his sister was the operatic soprano Antonietta Foroni-Conti.
Jacopo Foroni studied in Milan with composer Alberto Mazzucato and began his career conducting in Belgium, France and the Netherlands.
He spent most of his short working life in Sweden, arriving in 1849 and dying in Stockholm on 8 September 1858, during a cholera epidemic.
Jacopo Foroni wrote the operas Margherita (1848), Cristina, regina di Svezia (1849), I gladiatori (1852) and Advokathen Panthelin (1858).
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