- Nicola Lucarelli
(b Urbania, Feb 2, 1762; d Naples, April 24, 1846). Italian soprano castrato and composer. After his studies in Bologna under Lorenzo Gibelli he made his début in 1776, in Fano, in female roles, then in Pisa (1777) and Rome (1778–9). In 1781 he played, for the first time, the role of primo uomo in Treviso. He sang in Naples (1787–9) and in the most important Italian theatres, in London (1785) and from 1798 to 1803 in Lisbon, where he was also manager of the Teatro de S Carlos. He sang in the first performances of Catone in Utica by Paisiello (1789, Naples), Amleto by Andreozzi (1792, Padua) and Gli Orazi ed i Curiazi by Cimarosa (1796, Venice). In 1805 he was in Vienna and from 1806 to 1812 in Paris at Napoleon I’s court as singing teacher to the royal family. When he returned to Italy he was appointed singing teacher at the Bologna Conservatory and from ...