Agide Jacchia

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Agide Jacchia (January 5, 1875 – November 29, 1932[1]) was an Italian orchestral director.

Born in Lugo di Romagna, he studied at the Conservatory of Parma from 1886 to 1891 and at the Liceo Musicale Rossini in Pesaro from 1891 to 1898.[2] He won prizes for flute (1896), conducting (1897), and composition (1898).[2] He debuted as conductor at the Teatro Grande in Brescia on December 26, 1898.[2] Later he conducted at T. Communale, Ferrara (1899–1900) and La Fenice, Venice (1901).[2] In 1902 he accompanied Pietro Mascagni on his American tour.[2] On his return to Italy he conducted at the Teatro Lirico in Milan (1903), at the Teatro Regio, Livorno (1904), and at Siena (1905–06).[2] From 1907 to 1909 he was conductor of the Milan Opera Company on its tour in the United States.[2] From 1910 to 1913, he was conductor of the Montreal Opera Company, and in 1914 of the Century Opera Company,[2] in which capacity he led the premiere of Jane Van Etten's Guido Ferranti in 1914.[3] Later he would go on to conduct the Boston Pops.[2] Jacchia was president of the Boston Conservatory from 1920 until his death in 1932.[citation needed]


  1. ^ [1] Archived August 22, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i Baker, Theodore; Remy, Alfred (1919). Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians. G. Schirmer. p. 430–31. OCLC 19940414.   This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  3. ^ Margaret Ross Griffel; Adrienne Fried Block (1999). Operas in English: A Dictionary. Greenwood Press. ISBN 978-0-313-25310-2.