Porpora, Nicola (opera) (Antonio)
- Michael F. Robinson
- and Dale E. Monson
(b Naples, Aug 17, 1686; d Naples, March 3, 1768). Italian composer and teacher. He was internationally famous during his lifetime both for his vocal music and opera and as a singing teacher.
Nicola Porpora was the third son of Carlo Porpora, a Neapolitan bookseller, who placed him in the Conservatorio dei Poveri di Gesù Cristo on ...