Composer and vocal teacher; born at Rome. He received his musical education under Mercadante at the Conservatory at Naples, and in 1848 was given a position as maestro di cappella at the Teatro Apollo in Rome. From 1867 to 1871 he was maestro di cappella at La Scala in Milan, then he returned to Rome and became professor of composition at the Liceo Musicale of the Accademie of St. Cecilia. He also taught singing. He died in Rome. Among his writings are requiem for Victor Emanuel; the operas, Alfredo, Giovanni di Napoli, and Niccolo de Lapi; the oratorio, La caduta di Gerico; and the Cecilia mass.