Bononcini, Giovanni (opera)
- Lowell Lindgren
(b Modena, July 18, 1670; d Vienna, July 9, 1747). Italian composer , son of the composer, theorist and violinist Giovanni Maria Bononcini. He was renowned internationally after the unprecedented success of his opera Il trionfo di Camilla (1696).
Bononcini moved to Bologna when his father’s death made him an orphan at the age of eight. He studied with G. P. Colonna at S Petronio, then, at the age of 15, published three instrumental collections and was accepted into the Accademia Filarmonica (on 30 May 1686). During the next two years he published three further collections, was engaged at S Petronio as a string player and singer, composed two oratorios (performed in both Bologna and Modena) and succeeded G. F. Tosi as maestro di cappella at S Giovanni in Monte. For this church he wrote four double-choir masses. He composed a new oratorio for his native city in ...