Geminiano Giacomelli

born in 1692 in Piacenza, Emilia-Romagna, Italy

died on 25/1/1740 in Loreto, Marche, Italy

Geminiano Giacomelli

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Geminiano Giacomelli (sometimes Jacomelli) (May 28, 1692 January 25, 1740) was an Italian composer.

Giacomelli was born in Piacenza. In 1724 he was named to the post of Kapellmeister to the duke of Parma. Beginning with the first performance of his opera Ipermestra, in 1724, he became one of the most popular opera composers of his era. Between 1724 and 1740 he composed 19 operas, and for many years worked at the Imperial Court in Vienna. His best known opera is Cesare in Egitto of 1735. He also wrote a deal of sacred music, including eight psalm settings for tenor and bass, and some concertos with continuo. In 1738 Giacomelli again became Kapellmeister, this time at the Basilica della Santa Casa in Loreto; he died in Loreto in 1740.

List of works


  • Ipermestra (Venice, 1724)
  • Scipione in Cartagine (Venice, 1728)
  • Zidiana (Milan, 1728)
  • Astianatte (Alessandria, 1729)
  • Gianguir (Venice, 1729)
  • Lucio Papirio dittatore (Parma, 1729)
  • Scipione in Cartagine nuova (Parma, 1730)
  • Semiramide riconosciuta (Milan, 1730)
  • Annibale (Rome, 1731)
  • Epaminonda (Venice, 1732)
  • Rosbale (Rome, 1732)
  • Alessandro Severo (Piacenza, 1732)
  • Adriano in Siria (Venice, 1733)
  • Il Tigrane (Piacenza, 1733)
  • La caccia in Etolia (Vienna, 1733)
  • La Merope (Venice, 1734)
  • Artaserse (Teatro Pubblico, Pisa, 1734)
  • Cesare in Egitto (Milan, 1735)
  • Nitocri, regina d'Egitto (Rome, 1736)
  • Catone in Utica (Teatro Ducale, Milan, 1736)
  • Arsace (Prato, 1736)
  • Demetrio (Teatro Regio, Turin, 1736)
  • La costanza vincitrice in amore (dramma pastorale per musica Parma, 1738)
  • Achille in Aulide (Teatro Argentina, Rome, 1739)


  • Lucio Papirio dittatore (music of Giacomelli and Handel) (King's Theatre, London, 1732)
  • Circe (Theatre am Gänsemarkt, Hamburg, 1734)


    This article incorporates information from the equivalent article on the Italian Wikipedia. The reference given there was:
    • A. Della Corte and G.M. Gatti, Dizionario di musica, Paravia, 1956, pag. 255

    External links

    • Free scores by Geminiano Giacomelli in the International Music Score Library Project
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