Nicola Antonio Porpora

Nicola Antonio Porpora

  • Born: 17th August 1686
  • Died: 3rd March 1768
  • Birthplace: Naples, Italy

Nicola (Antonio) Porpora (or Niccolò Porpora) was a Neapolitan composer of Baroque operas (see opera seria) and teacher of singing, whose most famous singing student was the castrato Farinelli. Other students included composers Matteo Capranica and Joseph Haydn.