Porsile [Persile, Porcile, Porsille], Giuseppe
- Lawrence E. Bennett
(b Naples, May 5, 1680; d Vienna, May 29, 1750). Italian composer and singing master. He was the son of the musician Carlo Porsile, whose opera Nerone was produced, according to Burney, at Naples in 1686. Giuseppe was a pupil of Ursino, Giordano and Greco at the Conservatorio dei Poveri di Gesù Cristo in Naples. Sommer-Mathis has corrected many biographical inaccuracies and added new details. Thus, for example, he did not assume the post of vice-...