Alvise III Francesco Mocenigo

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About Alvise III Francesco Mocenigo

Count Alvise Francesco Mocenigo was a Venerian nobleman who served in all three roles (spettacoli, cassiere, economia) within the Presidente of the Teatro la Fenice in Venice. Mocenigo first met Giuseppe Verdi in 1842 in Vienna at the revival of Nabucco and mounted Venetian productions of I Lombardi in 1843. He commisioned Ernani for 1844, actively participating in the choice of subject and genesis of the libretto, recommending that Verdi collaborate with Francesco Maria Piave on the text, and overseeing the opera's premiere. Verdi dedicated the piano-vocal score of Ernani to Mocenigo's (first) wife, Countess Clementina Spaun. (Source: The Cambridge Verdi Encyclopedia, pages 287-288)

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Alvise III Francesco Mocenigo's Timeline

1818
November 17, 1818
Republic of Venice
1858
1858
Age 39
Republic of Venice
1859
1859
Padua, Province of Padua, Veneto, Italy
1860
July 12, 1860
Venice, Metropolitan City of Venice, Veneto, Italy
1861
December 15, 1861
1862
December 28, 1862
Venice, Metropolitan City of Venice, Veneto, Italy
1864
June 25, 1864
1866
1866
1870
October 29, 1870