(b Naples, 1809; d Conegliano, 1877). It. composer. Choirmaster, imperial theatres of St Petersburg 1853–69. Comp. 19 operas, some in collab. with his brother Luigi Ricci. One of his solo efforts was La Prigione di Edimburgo (1838, based on Scott's The Heart of Midlothian, 1818). Also wrote masses and cantatas.
From The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music in Oxford Reference.