Rovetta, Giovanni


Italian composer of the Seventeenth Century. The date of his birth is not known; he was a choir-singer at St. Mark's, Venice, and vice-chapelmaster there, about 1627; about 1644 he succeeded his teacher, Monteverde, as chief chapelmaster at St. Mark's, Venice, and died in that city. He composed two operas, Ercole in Lidia, and Argiope, completed by Leardini d'Urbino. His church compositions were far more numerous, including psalms, motets, masses, also madrigals.