Andrea Adolfati was born in Venice 1711, date and place of death unknown; was a pupil of Galuppi, conductor of the music in the church of Santa Maria della Salute in Venice, and in that of the Annunziata at Genoa, the latter from about 1750 till his death.
His principal operas are ‘L’Artaserse’, ‘L’Arianna’, ‘Adriano in Siria’, and ‘La Gloria ed il Piacere’, the first produced in Rome in 1742, the three last in Genoa in 1750-52. Another ‘:a Clemenzo di Tito’, dated 1753, is preserved in the Hofbibliothek, Vienna.
After that date Adolfati was appointed maestro di cappella to the Princess of Modena. He left also sacred compositions, chiefly Psalms. ‘Arianna’ is said to contain an air in quintuple time.