Gaetano Mares

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Gaetano Mares (1793–1862) was an Italian conductor. He notably conducted the world premieres of Giuseppe Verdi's Ernani (1844), Attila (opera) (1846), Rigoletto (1851) and La traviata (1853) at La Fenice in Venice. [1]

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  1. Casaglia, Gherardo (2005). "Gaetano Mares" . L'Almanacco di Gherardo Casaglia (in Italian).