Traetta [Trajetta], Tommaso (opera) (Michele Francesco Saverio )
- Daniel Heartz
- and Marita P. McClymonds
(b Bitonto, nr Bari, March 30, 1727; d Venice, April 6, 1779). Italian composer . He was trained between 1738 and 1748 at the Conservatorio di S Maria di Loreto, Naples, where his teachers were Porpora (until 1742) and Durante. In accordance with local custom, he presumably proved his talents for the stage by writing comic operas for the smaller Neapolitan theatres before receiving a commission to write ...