Barbera, Francesco (pseud: Cesare Fabi) 3.aug.1875-a1940 Italy Sicily, Baucina - ?USA New Jersey, Union City
conductor, only occasionally using the name La Barbara, 1897 as professor of music residing in Florence, 15.sep.1897-1903 lived as professor of music in New York Brooklyn, 9.mar.1904 he conducted his La Passione in Rome, 22.oct.1904 and 15.apr.1905 he made more visits to New York and lived with his brother Salvatore at 708 Lorimer Street in Brooklyn, 27.jun.1908 he was one of the 'prominent Italians' at Hotel Astor at the dinner presented by the Sicilian colony of New York to the Palermo deputy Raffaele Palizzolo, 14.feb.1909 emigrated from Palermo to the USA New York Brooklyn, 1918 residing and business at 214 Wilson Street in Brooklyn, 1937 as divorced professor of music residing alone at 385 Schenck Avenue in Brooklyn, 21.sep.1937 in Brooklyn he became naturalized American, 14.mar.1940 residing in Union City New Jersey, May 1940 he claimed his SSN ; son of Vito Barbera and Rose Sganga ; 6.apr.1910 in Brooklyn he married Anna M Schmith (Brooklyn 18.sep.1889-15.jun.1976 Brooklyn), divorced c1920 ; son Francis Augustine (Brooklyn 4.dec.1912-4.aug.2001 NY, Melville), son George (Brooklyn 5.dec.1916-)

Title Parts
[] The Passion of Christ. Oratorio. Academy of Music on Montague Street, Brooklyn 1903
shortly after performed as La Passione at Teatro Nazionale, Rome 9mar1904
interpreters Signora Barbi, Signora Imperiali, Mastrigli (tenor), Seiffoni (baritone) and Pirro (bass), the orchestra of Teatro Adriano was led by the composer. The success was complete
[] 1 - l'Ultima cena (The last supper)
[] 2 - La preghiera sul monte (Prayer on the mount)
[] 3 - La morte del redentore (Death of the redeemer)
[] Graziella. Episodio lirico in tre atti
versi e musica di F. Barbera
copyright Francesco Barbera, Brooklyn 1oct1918
performed in a benefit performance to complete the fund for a Brooklyn Italian Hospital at the Brooklyn Academy of Music 31oct1918

[] Graziella. Opera in 2 acts
words Cesare Fabi, music Francesco Barbera
copyright Francesco Barbera, Brooklyn 12jan1927

[] Cleopatra. Tragedia lirica
parole Marco d'Arienzo and Cesare Fabi, music F. Barbera
libretto based on Cleopatra 1876 by Marco d'Arienzo (Naples 1816-1877 Naples)
copyright Francesco Barbera, Union City NJ 14mar1940

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