Eduardo di Capua
Eduardo di Capua was an Italian
Italy , officially the Italian Republic languages]] under the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages. In each of these, Italy's official name is as follows:;;;;;;;;), is a unitary parliamentary republic in South-Central Europe. To the north it borders France, Switzerland, Austria and...

 singer and songwriter.


He was born in Naples
Naples is a city in Southern Italy, situated on the country's west coast by the Gulf of Naples. Lying between two notable volcanic regions, Mount Vesuvius and the Phlegraean Fields, it is the capital of the region of Campania and of the province of Naples...

 in 1865. Together with the poet Giovanni Capurro
Giovanni Capurro
Giovanni Capurro was an Italian poet, best remembered today as the co-creator, with singer/composer Eduardo di Capua, of the world famous song, "'O Sole Mio"....

, di Capua wrote the song "'O Sole Mio
'O Sole Mio
"O sole mio" is a globally known Neapolitan song written in 1898. The lyrics were written by Giovanni Capurro and the melody was composed by Eduardo di Capua. Though there are versions in other languages, "'O sole mio" is usually sung in the original Neapolitan language...

", which has since been recorded by many singers, both classical and popular. He also wrote "Marie, Ah Marie" ("O Marie" in English), another Neopolitan song.

Eduardo di Capua died in 1917 in Naples.

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