José María Ponce de León

Born: Bogotá (Colombia), 16 February 1846
Died: Bogotá, 21 September 1882

After writing his first opera at the age of 17, Ponce de León was sent to the Paris Conservatoire, where he studied with Gounod. Succesful in his day, his works are, unfortunately, very difficult to hear anymore.


contributed by Robert Martindale

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