Eduardo di Capua (1864 - 1917)

A composer of popular romantic songs, Eduardo Di Capua was born in Naples, the son of a musician. He is known for some of the most popular songs in Neapolitan repertoire.


Di Capua wrote his first songs, Capille d’oro and Margaretella, after meeting the poet Cinquegrana in 1887. Best known of all is O sole mio, written in 1898, setting verse by Giovanni Capurro. Other songs include Carcioffola, Maria, Mari, E bersagliere, Aquellos ojos verdes, Santa Lucia and L’urdema canzone mia.