M?ca, Františele Antonín (Václav)

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Mίča, Františele Antonín (Václav)

Miča, Františele Antonín (Václav), Czech tenor, conductor, and composer, uncle of Frantisele Adam Mica; b. Trebic, Sept. 5, 1694; d. Jaromerice nad Rokytnou, Feb. 15, 1744. His father, Mikulás Ondïej Mica (1659–1729), was organist to Count Questenberg in Jaromerice. He studied in Vienna (1711). About 1722 he became valet and Kapellmeister of Count Questenberg’s orch. He also sang in and conducted many operatic productions for the Count. He composed the opera L’origine di Jaromeriz in Moravia (Jaromerice, Dec. 1730) and other stage works, as well as oratorios and cantatas.

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