Staffa, Giuseppe, Baron
- Riccardo La Spina
(b Naples, Dec 1807; d Naples, May 18, 1877). Italian composer and teacher. He studied in Naples with Francesco Ruggi and Giacomo Tritto. Being of noble birth, he was – according to Fétis – perceived as a skilled amateur. However, each of his seven operas was produced in Naples during his lifetime. The première of the first, ...