Fancelli, Roberto 1878-1949 Italy, Rome - Rome
engineer, amateur musician, composer, lyricist, librettist, poet, in his early twenties, following his fathers death who was civil engineer in Eritrea, he went to Asmara to take care of his family, back in Italy he was chief accountant of a telephone company, then a bank clerk and then devoted himself to his profession as technical expert, he was a versatile lover of art, studied singing with the baritone Cotogni, as amateur he was a cultivated singer and played the violin, for which he also composed some music, but he became best known for his poems in roman dialect and the street Via Roberto Fancelli in Rome was named after him as poet

[in Stieger once erroneously listed as composer but also thrice correctly as librettist]

Title Parts

[] Lilya. Operetta. Teatro Quirino, Rome jun1912
music M. Baldi and V. Carli, libretto Roberto Fancelli [as correctly given in Stieger Komponisten, Titel Katalog and Librettisten]
music Roberto Fancelli, libretto M. Baldi and V. Carli [as erroneously given in Stieger Komponisten]

[] Guerra! Guerra! Inno patriottico, per canto e pianoforte
parole di Roberto Fancelli, musica di Lydia Tartaglia
pub Tipografia G. Menaglia, Via Marche 54, Rome 1916

writing: Un po'... de tutto. Sonetti in dialetto romanesco
collection of his best poems in roman dialect
pub Casa Editrice Giorgio Berlutti, Rome 1922

writing: Era fascista. Sonetti in dialetto romanesco. Poem. c1935
writing: Tempi de guerra italo-abbissina. Patriotic poem. 1936
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