Geronimo Abos

Geronimo Abos was born at Malta about 1708, died at Naples about 1786, a composer of the Neapolitan school, and pupil of Leo an dDurante.

He was a teacher in the Conservatoro of La Peita at Naples, and trained many eminent singers, of whom Aprile was the most famous. He visited Rome, Venice, Turin, and in 1756, London, where he held the post of maestro al cembalo at the opera.

His operas are ‘La Pupilla el’l Tutorie’, ‘La Serva Padrona’, and ‘L’Ifigenia in Aulide’ (Naples), ‘L’Artaserse’ (Venice 1746), ‘L’Adrano’ (Rome 1750), ‘Tito Manlio’, an d’Creso (London 1756 and 1758).

His church music is preserved in manuscript in Naples, Milan, Bologna, Rome, Vienna, Carlsruhe, and the Conservatoire in Paris. The style of his composition somewhat resembles that of Jommelli.