Michael William Balfe
(1808-1870)

Died aged c. 62

Michael William Balfe (15 May 1808 – 20 October 1870) was an Irish composer, best-remembered for his opera The Bohemian Girl. After a short career as a violinist, Balfe pursued an operatic singing career, while he began to compose. In a career spanning more than 40 years, he composed at least 29 operas, almost 250 songs and other works. He was also a noted conductor, directing Italian Opera at Her Majesty's Theatre for seven years, among other conducting posts.

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Michael William Balfe (1808-1870) musical composer lived here

12 Seymour Street, London, United Kingdom where they lived

Michael William Balfe 1808 - 1870 was born and spent his youth in a house which stood near this site (No 10 Pitt St)

Westbury Hotel, Clarendon St, Dublin, Ireland where they was born (1808)