Count Pirro Capacelli Ablergati

Count Pirro Capacelli Ablergati was of an ancient family in Bologna, lived from about 1663 to 1735, an amateur, and distinguished composer. From 1687 he was in the service of the Emperor Leopold I. His works include the operas ‘ Gli Amici’ (1699), ‘ Il Principe selvaggio’ (1712), the oratorios ‘Giobbe’ (Bologna, 1688), ‘ L’ Innocenza di Santa Eufemia’ (1700), and ‘Il Convito di Baldassare’ (1702), sacred cantatas, masses, motets, etc., and compositions for various instruments.