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Nicola Antonio Porpora

Born: 17th August 1686, Naples, Italy

Died: 3rd March 1768, Naples, Italy

Nationality: Italian

Nicola (or Niccolò) Antonio Porpora was an Italian composer and teacher of singing of the Baroque era, whose most famous singing students were the castrati Farinelli and Caffarelli. Other students included composers Matteo Capranica and Joseph Haydn.

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Interview, Ophélie Gaillard on A Night in London

The French cellist talks to Katherine about her new album centring on three composer-cellists who made their mark on the English capital in the mid-eighteenth century: the Italians Nicola Porpora and Giovanni Battista Cirri, and the Scotsman James Oswald.

Interview, Max Cencic on Porpora

The countertenor talks to Katherine about his two recent recordings paying homage to the Neapolitan singing-teacher and composer, the anniversary of whose death fell on 2nd March.

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