Composer: Niccolo Piccinni
Dates: 16 January 1728 – 7 May 1800
Title of Piece: Didon Overture
Brief Biography: Piccinni was one of the most popular opera buffa composers of his day. In an era known as La buona figliuola comedy was become dramatic Piccinni’s operas married sentimentalism and classicism in his Carlo Goldoni. He was placed under house arrest, accused of being a revolutionary at the outbreak of the French Revolution due to his daughter’s marriage to a French democrat.