Niccolo Conforto (Composer)
Born: 25th September 1718, Naples, Italy
Died: 17th March 1793, Aranjuez, Spain
Nicola Conforto was an Italian composer.
He studied music in his hometown at the Conservatorio di Santa Maria di Loreto (Music conservatories of Naples), under the tutorship of Giovanni Fischetti and Francesco Mancini . After receiving his training, he made his debut during the carnival of 1746 in Naples as an opera composer with La finta vedova (The false widow). In the following years he staged his other works both in Naples and in Rome; the fame he achieved thanks to these successes meant that in 1750 he received the commission from the Teatro San Carlo for his first opera seria, Antigonus .
In 1749 he married the singer Zefferina Anselmi, with whom he had three children.