Placido Mandanici

Placido Mandanici (3 July 1799, Barcellona Pozzo di Gotto – 6 June 1852, Genoa) was an Italian composer. He is best known for his operas. He graduated from the Music Lyceum in Palermo (1820), and then studied at Naples with Pietro Raimondi. In 1829 his first opera, L'isola disabitata, premiered in Naples.

From 1834-1848 he worked in Milan as an opera and ballet composer and taught at the Milan Conservatory. He was a friend of Gaetano Donizetti and was a part of the artistic circle centered on Countess Yuliya Samoylova. To Samoylova he dedicated his opera Il buontempone di Porta Ticinese (1841). Mandanici spent the last years of his life in Genoa.