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MICHAEL ROPHINO LACY (1795–1867)

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Originally appearing in Volume V16, Page 57 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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MICHAEL ROPHINO LACY (1795–1867), Irish musician, son of a merchant, was born at Bilbao and appeared there in public as a violinist in 18or. He was sent to study in Paris under Kreutzer, and soon began a successful career, being known as " Le Petit Espagnol." He played in London for some years after 18o5, and then became an actor, but in 1818 resumed the musical profession, and in 1820 became leader of the ballet at the King's theatre, London. He composed or adapted from other composers a number of operas and an oratorio, The Israelites in Egypt. He died in London on the loth of September 1867.
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