(b Piacenza, ?1719; d Venice, 30 March 1762). Italian composer. A representative of the Neapolitan school, he was a pupil of Leo and Durante and had six operas performed in Naples before moving to Venice, where he was appointed maestro di coro at the Ospedale degli Incurabili in 1747. However in 1748 he was in London with the company responsible for the first season of Italian comic opera there. He remained in England until about 1756, when he returned to Venice, resuming his post at the Incurabili in 1760. His operas were widely successful, especially in Paris, but the aria for which he is best known, ‘Tre giorni son che Nina’, was probably added to his opera Gli tre cicisbei ridicoli by another hand. He also published sonatas and concertos.
From The Oxford Companion to Music in Oxford Reference.