Italian composer and director of operas; born at Bologna, and received his training in singing under Babini and in composition under Mattei. From 1811 to 1814 he was chorusmaster and accompanist at the Italian Theatre in Paris, but he returned to Italy on the occupation of Paris by the allied forces, and remained until 1830, when he was recalled to Paris. He was at his old post for nine more years, then returned to Italy, and died at Bologna. He married Eugenia Savorini, a celebrated soprano, shortly before 1830. His compositions include the operas, Tamerlano, Almansor, La Principessa di Navarra, Moctar, La fata Alcina, and II finto molinaro, II Credulo deluso; romances, canzonets, and cantatas; a trio for piano bassoon and oboe; and a rondo for piano and flute.