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date: 07 December 2019

Jommelli [Jomelli], Niccolò (opera) [Nicolò ]locked

  • Marita P. McClymonds
  •  and Paul Cauthen

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[Nicolò ]

(b Aversa, Sept 10, 1714; d Naples, Aug 25, 1774). Italian composer . He was important among those who initiated the mid-18th-century modifications to singer-dominated Italian opera. His greatest achievements represent a combination of German complexity, French decorative elements and Italian brio, welded together by an extraordinary gift for dramatic effectiveness.

Jommelli’s musical training began under Canon Muzzillo, director of the cathedral choir at Aversa. In 1725 he went to the Conservatorio S Onofrio, Naples, where he studied with Prota and Feo; he transferred to the Conservatorio Pietà dei Turchini in 1728, where his teachers included Nicola Fago. He was also influenced by the composers active in Naples during his student years, notably Hasse and Leo. Later, to Schubart, he admitted his debt to both Hasse and Graun. His public career began with two comic operas for Naples, L’errore amorosa in spring 1737 and Odoardo in winter 1738. The success of his first serious opera, ...

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