Federici, Vincenzo, Italian composer; b. Pesaro, 1764; d. Milan, Sept. 26, 1826. He studied harpsichord and was autodidact as a composer. In 1790 he became maestro al cembalo at the Italian Opera in London, and later that year at the King’s Theatre. In 1802 he returned to Italy and in 1808 he became a harmony teacher at the Milan Cons.
DRAMATIC Opera : L’Olimpiade (Turin, Dec. 26, 1789); L’usurpator innocente (London, April 6, 1790); Castore e Polluce (Milan, Jan. 1803); Oreste in Tauride (Milan, Jan. 27, 1804); Sofonisba (Turin, Carnival 1805); Idomeneo (Milan, Jan. 31, 1806); La conquista delle Indie orientali (Turin, Carnival 1808); Ifigenia in Aulide (Milan, Jan. 28, 1809).
—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire