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III. NAAMAN (1864) Costa

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Contralto Solo, 'I dreamt I was in Heaven' Quartet, Honour and Glory ' Chorus, ' Damascus '
COSTA'S introduction to Birmingham was marked by an extraordinary circumstance.
In 1829, when he was twenty-one, his master in Italy, Zingarclli. sent him to Birmingham to conduct a Cantata of his. Somehow, instead of figuring as the conductor, young Costa appeared as a tenor soloist in the work.
He settled in England, and had considerable fame in the theatre and concert hall, and conducted the Birmingham Festival from 1849 to 1882, composing for it both the works by which ho is now remembered, Eli and Naaman.

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