Personalities | Niccolò Piccinni | Classical Era | Classical
(Nik’-ko-lo Pit-chin’-ne) 1728–1800
Piccinni trained in Naples and had operas, serious as well as comic, staged there from 1754; he held posts at the cathedral and at court. In 1760 he enjoyed a spectacular success in Rome with La buona figliuola (‘The Good-Natured Girl’), to a Goldoni libretto after Samuel Richardson’s Pamela; this was only one of nearly 100 operas, serious and comic, from the years up to 1776. That year he went to Paris to write French tragédies for the Opéra and (briefly) to direct an Italian opera buffa company. He was praised for the vigour and animation of his Italian operas; his originality and his rich orchestral writing; and his achievement in Paris of synthesizing French and Italian elements helped establish an international style.
La pescatrice, soloists, Orchestra Sinfonica di Sassari (cond) Carlo Rizzi (Bongiovanni)
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