Famous tenor singer and vocal teacher. Born at Munich. He was a pupil of Valesi and on his advice went to Italy, where he was very successful under the Italian name Adamonti. In 1777 he visited London and sang at the King's Theatre, in Sacchini's Creso. At the command of Emperor Joseph, he returned to Vienna, where he made his first appearance in German opera in 1780 at the Hof-und-National-Theatre. Was an intimate friend of Mozart and was said by him to have been a man of whom Germany might well be proud. Mozart composed for him the part of Belmonte in the Seraglio, as well as a number of his fine airs.