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  • 1800: No significant Italian population was in Boston before this date.
  • 1801: Filippo Traetta, Venetian musician, singer, and composer, founds the nation's first conservatory of music in Boston.
  • 1825: Elisa Biscaccianti is born in Boston's North End. "La Biscaccianti" will become a renowned coloratura soprano, appearing in the world's major opera houses. Pietro Bacchi, a Sicilian scholar, is appointed Professor of Romance Languages at Harvard College.
  • 1827: Count Lorenzo Papanti establishes Boston's first dancing studio, a fixture of Boston's social life for the next three-quarters of a century.

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