Pallavicini, Carlo



Italian operatic composer of the Venetian School. Born at Brescia. His first operas were brought out at Venice. He then went to Dresden, where in 1667 he became assistant chapelmaster, and in 1672 Court chapelmaster. The next year he went back to Venice, where he produced Diocleziano; Enea in Italia; Galeno; II Vespasiano; II  Nerone; Messalina; Bassiano, ossia il maggiore impossible; Carlo, re d* Italia; II re infante; and Licinio. In 1685 he returned to Dresden, and in 1687 was formally appointed master of the New Italian Opera, where Recimero, re de' Vandali; Massino Puppieno; Penelope la casta; Didone delirante; Amor innamorato; L'amazzone corsara; and Elmiro, re di Corinto, were given. Gerusalemme liberata came out at Hamburg in 1693. He died at Dresden, in 1688, before his Antiope was finished. It was completed by Strungk and produced the next year. Other works are cantatas; an oratorio; fantasias; and masses in manuscript at Modena, Munich, Dresden and Christ's Church, Oxford.