Pasquale Cafaro

Born: 8th February 1706

Died: 25th October 1787

Birthplace: San Pietro in Galatina, Italy

Pasquale Cafaro or Caffaro was an Italian composer. Born in San Pietro, Galatina, Cafaro entered the Conservatorio della Pietà dei Turchini in Naples in December 1735 where he was a pupil of Lorenzo Fago and Leonardo Leo. He remained in Naples for the rest of his life and taught at the conservatorio from 1759 until 1785. His most famous pupil was Giacomo Tritto. In 1771 he succeeded Giuseppe de Majo as maestro di capella of the Chapel Royal of Naples. Among his operatic works are Disfatta di Dario and L'Olimpiade. Cafaro died in Naples, aged 71 or 72 years.

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