Nicola Porpora composed about fifty operas, some to libretti by his pupil Metastasio. He also taught Haydn whilst living in Vienna, was a rival of Handel for work in London and, as a successful singing teacher, he taught the Electoral Princess in Dresden. He began (17 August 1686) and ended (3 March 1768) his life in Naples.
A selection of M&V articles about Nicola Porpora
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