Lucchesi, Andrea, Italian composer; b. Motta di Livenza, near Treviso, May 23,1741; d. Bonn, March 21, 1801. He studied in Venice, then settled in Bonn as director of a traveling opera troupe (1771). He was made court Kapellmeister and Kurfürstlicher Rat (1774), and then Titularrat (1787). However, after the court left Bonn and the French occupied the city (1794), he was deprived of his positions.
dramatic: Opera: L’isola della fortuna (Venice, 1765); Le Donne sempre donne (Venice, Feb. 27, 1767); II Giocatore amoroso, intermezzo (private perf., Venice, Feb. 13, 1769); L’inganno scoperto, overo II conte Caramella (Bonn, May 13, 1773); II matrimonio per astuzia (Venice, Oct. 1771); L’improvisota, ossia La galanteria disturbata (Bonn, 1773–74); Die Liebe für das Vaterland (Frankfurt am Main, April 22, 1784); Ademira (Venice, May 2, 1784); L’amore e la misericordia guadagnano il giuoco (Passua, 1794). other:Ballet; syms.; chamber music; many sacred works.
—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire