Johann Adolph Hasse

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Aliases: Giovanni Adolfo Hasse; Johann Adolf Hasse


Baptized: 25 March 1699

Died: 16 December 1783


Born 1699 in Bergedorf, sang at Hamburg Opera as tenor 1707-11 and at Brunswick 1711-21. Studied composition in Naples with Nicola Porpora and Alessandro Scarlatti in 1724. Married singer Faustina Bordoni. Director of Dresden Court opera from 1731. Moved to Vienna 1763 and lived in Venice from 1775. Wrote over 100 operas in Italian style but also composed masses, oratorios and symphonies. Died 1783 in Venice.

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