Trento, Vittorio, Italian composer; b. Venice, 1761; d. probably in Lisbon, 1833. He was a pupil of Bertoni at the Cons. dei Mendicanti in Venice. He produced several ballets at Venice, followed by a number of cantatas, farces, and comic operas; returned to Venice to serve as maestro al cembalo at the Teatro La Fenice. He served as maestro concertatore of the Italian Opera in Amsterdam (from 1806), then took up a similar post in Lisbon in 1809. His most popular stage work was the opera buffa Quanti casi in un sol giorno, ossia Gli assassini (Venice, 1801), which was also given in London, as Roberto Vassassino (Feb. 3, 1807). Other operas include Teresa vedova (Venice, Jan. 13, 1802), Ines de Castro (Livorno, Nov. 9, 1803), Ifigenia in Aulide (Naples, Nov. 4, 1804), Andromeda (Naples, May 30, 1805), and Le Gelosie villane (Florence, Nov. 2, 1825). He also wrote 6 cantatas, some sacred vocal pieces, 6 string quartets, and 2 duets for 2 Violins.
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