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Pietro Generali

Italian composer

Died when: 59 years 11 days (708 months)
Star Sign: Scorpio


Pietro Generali

Pietro Generali (born Mercandetti Generali; 23 October 1773 – 3 November 1832) was an Italian composer primarily of operas and vocal music.Generali was born in Masserano.

He studied counterpoint with Giovanni Masi in Rome and spent a few months at the Conservatoire in Naples.After graduation in Rome Generali began composing sacred music.

Having produced his first opera in 1800, his first success came with Pamela nubile (Venice, 1804), followed by other farsa, such as Adelina in 1810.

When Rossini began his rise to prominence, Generali moved first to Barcelona, directing the opera company of the Teatre de la Santa Creu (named later the Teatre Principal) and from 1820 conducted and taught in Naples.

In his last years, disappointed with the reception of his works, he held the position of maestro de capella at Novara Cathedral.

He died, aged 59, in Novara.

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