For composition he was put, shortly after his entrance, with Ponchielli, the composer of La Gioconda.
Of them all Ponchielli owed him most; his best opera is La Gioconda.
Morning after the bazaar dance when May's band played Ponchielli's dance of the hours.
These two, who may be linked up with reason with Boto and Ponchielli, present many features of resemblance.
He studied under Ponchielli at the Conservatory in his native city.
In front of it is a statue of the composer Amilcare Ponchielli, who was a native of Cremona.
At the rival house Ponchielli's La Gioconda attracted a large but not a crowded audience on the opening night.
Ponchielli's opera overflows with melody of a rather commonplace description.