Niccolo Vaccai

Niccolo Vaccai (in other place also: Vaccaj) (* 15. March 1790 in Tolentino with Ancona; † 5. August 1848 in Pesaro) was an Italian composer and music paedagogue.

He was formed in Neapel under Paisiello as the dramatic composer and had as such large success, particularly with his opera Giulietta e Romeo, whose third act is so effective that one substituted it in Italy that the opera of the same name of Vincenzo Bellini.

From 1829 on it worked several years in Paris and London as a singing teacher, took over 1838 the posts of a first composition teacher at the citizen of Milan conservatoire, whom it dressed up to its death. It died to 5. August 1848 in Pesaro. Still larger service than by its numerous operas and church compositions he rendered by two singing instruction works: Metodo pratico canto italiano by camera and Dodici ariette by camera, by l'in. - segnamento del belcanto italiano.


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