Corradini, Francesco , Italian composer; b. Venice, c. 1700; d. Madrid, Oct. 14, 1769. After composing three stage works for Naples, he went to Spain about 1726 and became maestro di capilla to the viceroy Prince of Campoflorido in Valencia. In 1729 he settled in Madrid, where he became the leading composer for the stage. With Mele and Corselli, he became a director of the orch. of the royal theater in the palace of Buen Retiro in 1747. That same year, he assumed the position of maestro de musica de camera of the queen dowager, Isabella Farenese. Upon her death in 1766, he retired on a royal pension. Corradini composed at least 45 stage works in such genres as opera, opera buffa, comedia, zarzuela, and auto sacramentale.
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