Spelman, Timothy Mather

BORN 21 Jan 1891, New York City, New York: Brooklyn - DIED 21 Aug 1970, Firenze, Toscana
GRAVE LOCATION Firenze, Toscana: Cimitero Evangelico Agli Allori, Via Senese 184, Galluzo (2PPsSI VIII 41s)

Timothy Mather Spelman was educated at the Polytechnic Institute in Brooklyn and from 1909 to 1913 at Harvard University. In 1911 he wrote his first opera, "Snowdrop". He continued his studies with Walter Courvoisier in Munich until the outbreak of the First World War. He returned to New York and in 1915 he married the poet Leolyn Louise Everett.

In 1919 they settled in Florence. From there he travelled to France, Algeria and Egypt. During that period he wrote the opera's "The Sea Rovers" (1928) and "The Sunken City" (1930). In the mid 1930s they left Florence, but they returned there in 1947. He had written his opera "The Courtship of Miles Standish" in 1943. He also wrote songs, often to texts by his wife. Spelman died in Florence in 1970.

• Wife: Everett, Leolyn Louise (1915-1970)


The grave of Leolyn Louise Everett and Tinothy Spelman at the Cimitero Evangelico Agli Allori, Florence.
Picture by Androom (23 Feb 2018)


Timothy Mather Spelman – Wikipedia

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Published: 06 Jan 2019
Last update: 06 Jan 2019