(b Savona, 1813; d Cernobbio, nr. Como, 1892). It. teacher of singing. Dir. with Masini of Teatro Filodrammatico at Lodi which attracted students from all over Europe. Prof. of singing, Milan Cons., 1850–75, pupils incl. Albani, Sembrich, Stolz, Waldmann, and Campanini. His son Giovanni Battista (b Milan, 1839; d Berlin, 1910) was his pupil and also a singing-teacher. Author of The Technique of Bel Canto (1905).
From The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music in Oxford Reference.