Jacopo Peri

Jacopo Peri

  • Born
    20th August 1561
  • Died
    12th August 1633
  • Birthplace
    probably Rome, Italy
Jacopo Peri (Zazzerino) was an Italian composer and singer of the transitional period between the Renaissance and Baroque styles, and is often called the inventor of opera. He wrote the first work to be called an opera today, Dafne (around 1597), and also the first opera to have survived to the present day, Euridice (1600).

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