Colla, Giuseppe

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Colla, Giuseppe

Colla, Giuseppe, Italian composer; b. Parma, Aug. 4, 1731?; d. there, March 16, 1806. He was maestro di cappella at the court of Duke Ferdinand of Parma (from 1766), where he also engaged in teaching. In 1780 he married Lucrezia Aguiari, who sang in his operas in Italy, Paris, and London.


DRAMATIC Opera: Adriano in Siria (Milan, Dec. 31, 1762); Tigrane (Parma, 1766 or 1767); Enea in Cartagine (Turin, Dec. 26, 1769); Vologeso (Venice, May 24, 1770); L’eroe cinese (Genoa, Aug. 8, 1771); Andromeda (Turin, Dec. 26, 1771); Bidone. (Turin, Carnival 1773); Tolomeo (Milan, Dec. 26, 1773); Sicotencal (Pavia, 1776). other: Sacred music.

—Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire