Tommaso Giordani

(c. 1730—1733) composer

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(b Naples, c.1730–3; d Dublin, Feb. 1806). Italian composer. He toured with his father's opera company and presented six operas in Dublin. In 1768 he moved to London where he remained for 15 years, composing, adapting, and conducting operas at the King's Theatre and writing other vocal and instrumental works in the galant style. He returned to Dublin, continued to compose, and opened the short-lived English Opera House before becoming musical director of the Theatre Royal, Crow Street (1788).

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