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Nicola Antonio Porpora (Composer)

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.

Further Reading: Porpora

 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.

 Recording of the Week, Porpora from Max Emanuel Cencic

The Viennese countertenor marks the 250th anniversary of the composer and singing-teacher's death with a stunning collection of arias and a complete recording of Germanico in Germania.

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