Sir Michael Costa
Person Born 14/2/1808 Died 29/4/1884
Categories: Music / songs
Conductor and composer. Born as Michaele Andrea Agniello Costa in Naples, Italy. Prolific writer of operas, symphonies and cantatas, now all virtually forgotten. He moved to Britain in 1830 and became a conductor at His Majesty's and Covent Garden Theatres. Became a naturalized Englishman and was knighted in 1869. Died at 13 Seafield Villas, Hove.