Nicola Antonio Porpora

Born: 17th August 1686

Died: 3rd March 1768

Birthplace: Naples, Italy

Nicola (Antonio) Porpora (or Niccolò Porpora) was a Neapolitan composer of Baroque operas (see opera seria) and teacher of singing, whose most famous singing student was the castrato Farinelli. Other students included composers Matteo Capranica and Joseph Haydn.

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