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Nicola Francesco Haym (Composer)

Born: 6th July 1678, Rome, Italy

Died: 31st July 1729, London

Nationality: Italian

Nicola Francesco Haym was an Italian opera librettist, composer, theatre manager and performer, literary editor and numismatist. He is best remembered for adapting texts into libretti for the London operas of George Frideric Handel and Giovanni Bononcini. Libretti that he provided for Handel included those for Giulio Cesare, Ottone, Flavio, Tamerlano, Rodelinda, and several others; for Bononcini, he produced two, Calfurnia and Astianatte.

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