Lavigna, Vincenzo, Italian composer and teacher; b. Altamura, Feb. 21, 1776; d. Milan, Sept. 14, 1836. He studied at the Cons, di S. Maria di Loreto in Naples, subsequently going to Milan, where he was maestro al cembalo at La Scala (1802–32). He also was prof, of solfeggio at the Milan Cons, (from 1823); he was a teacher of Verdi. He wrote 10 operas, of which his first, La muta per amore, ossia II Medico per forza (Milan, 1803), was his best. He also composed 2 ballets.
G. De Napoli, La triade melodrammatica altamurana: Giacamo Trttio, V. L., Saverio Mercadante (Milan, 1931).
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