Insanguine, Giacomo


Italian dramatic composer, often spoken of as Monopoli, from the name of his birthplace, just out of Naples. He studied at the Conservatory of San Onofrio in Naples, under Cotumacci, and afterward became teacher there. He wrote from fifteen to twenty operas, among which Lo Fumaco reyotato; Didone; Adriano in Siria; Arianna e Teseo; Aztuzia per Amore; Medonte; and Calipso, are worthy of mention. He also wrote a Passion; and a number of psalms, hymns, and masses. His 71st Psalm, for three-part chorus and orchestra, is probably his best work. He died in Naples.