Draghi, Antonio

1642-1700

Italian composer, brother af Baptista. He was born at Ferrara, and was a musician in the service of the Court of Vienna, having been invited there as Court theatre musician to Emperor Leopold I. and chapelmaster to the Empress Eleanore. He wrote several operas, among them, Aronisba; Penelope; Tanasio, and Amor per virtu. In all he wrote about eighty-three operas, some of which have been several times revived. He also composed serenades; hymns; cantatas, and about thirty-seven oratorios.