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16021676
the most important Italian composer of opera in the mid-17th c. Amongst the most important of Monteverdi's successors, Cavalli was a major force in spreading opera throughout Italy and also helped introduce it to France. His Giasone was " the most popular opera of the 17th century".
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01/07/1630-Composer Francesco Cavalli marries rich widow Maria Sosomeno
01/05/1649-Francesco Cavalli's opera Giasone premieres in Venice
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