- Antonio Rostagno
(b Orvieto, June 16, 1842; d Rio de Janeiro, Sept 2, 1894). Italian conductor and composer, brother of Luigi Mancinelli. He studied first with his father, Raffaele Mancinelli, and later with Teodulo Mabellini in Florence. He was appointed maestro di cappella at Orvieto cathedral. He was also a teacher, and his brother was one of his pupils. He began his career as a conductor in Florence, where he lived for a long time. After Angelo Mariani, he was one of the first conductors in Italy to perform Wagner. In Bologna he gave the Italian première of Der fliegende Holländer (Teatro Comunale, 14 November 1877); he also conducted Rienzi there (Politeama, 1880) and in Rome (Teatro Costanzi, 1884). During the 1881–2 season in Rome he gave the first performances there (Teatro Apollo) of Meyerbeer's L'étoile du nord and Goldmark's Die Königin von Saba, and the première (22 March) of Donizetti's ...