Sinico, Francesco, Italian organist, choirmaster, teacher, and composer; b. Trieste, Dec. 12, 1810; d. there, Aug. 18, 1865. He studied with G. Farinelli. He was an organist and conductor in various churches, and in 1843 he established his own singing school in Trieste, providing excellent training for choral singing. He produced his opera I Virtuosi di Barcellona in 1841. His son, Giuseppe Sinico (b. Trieste, Feb. 10, 1836; d. there, Dec. 31, 1907), continued the popular singing classes at the Sinico School in Trieste. He wrote several operas, which he produced there: Marmetta (Aug. 26, 1854), I Moschettieri (March 26, 1859), Aurora di Nevers (March 12, 1861), Alessandro Stradella (Lugo, Sept. 19, 1863), and Spartaco (Nov. 20, 1886). He publ. Breve metodo teoricopratico di canto elementare.
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