Giovani Battista Pescetti

Italian Died 20 Mar 1766

Pescetti studied under Antonio Lotti (organist at St. Mark's in Venice).

He became friendly with his fellow student Baldassare Galuppi.

An early mass by the Italian composer impressed J.A. Hasse.

In 1736 he replaced Porpora as director of the Opera of the Nobility, the rival company to Handel's.

In 1747 he returned to providing operas in Venice.

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