Natale Abbadia

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Natale Abbadia (March 11, 1792 – December 25, 1861) was an Italian composer, harpsichordist, and conductor. Born in Genoa, Italy, he studied music at the Genoa Conservatory. He taught singing in his native city and was a conductor at the Teatro Carlo Felice from 1831-1837. He later taught singing in Milan. One of his pupils was his daughter, Luigia Abbadia, who had a successful career as an opera singer. As a composer, he wrote music for the theatre and for the church. He composed the opera Giannina di Pontieu (1812), the musical farce L'imbroglione ed il castigamatti, and several masses, motets, and other religious music. He died in Milan at the age of 69.


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