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date: 14 December 2019

Setaro, Nicolà locked

  • Xoán M. Carreira


(b Somma, c 1730; d Bilbao, c 1774). Italian impresario and bass . Active in the Iberian peninsula, he directed a Neapolitan opera company taken to Barcelona by the Marqués de Mina. Its first performance, Auletta’s pasticcio Il maestro di cappella, was in the Captain General’s palace in 1750. The company staged Pergolesi’s La serva padrona at the Teatro de la Santa Cruz (with Setaro singing) and gave premières of three works by the company’s maestro di cappella, Giuseppe Scolari. Leaving part of the company in Barcelona under Giuseppe Ambrosini, Setaro took the others to Jerez de la Frontera (1753) and Puerto de Santa Maria (1753–4), but because of legal difficulties his singers returned to Barcelona.

In 1761 a Setaro company, including many of Nicolà’s family and colleagues, performed in Cádiz and Seville. Nicolà was active as impresario at the Teatro do Corpo da Guarda, Oporto, from ...

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