(b. Volterra, 1740; d. London, 17901), singer and composer. In 1770 he was maestro di cappella a t Perugia Cathedral, but lost his post on account of his connexion with the stage. He married a singer, and both toured together as operatic singers. According to Fetis he was in London in 1790. As, however, his 6 string quintets, op. 2, 5 books of sonatas for 2 violins and bass, 6 sonatas for harpsichord, 6 solos for flute and 4 solos for violin were all published in London between 1770-75, it appears th a t he paid an earlier visit there soon after leaving Perugia. In 1783 he was a t Alexandrie de la Paille for the performance of his opera, ' Le Cognate in contesa.' Besides several operas he wrote also church music and songs (Q.-L.). E. v . d. s .