Nicola Logroscino

Nicola Bonifacio Logroscino (1698 – c.1765) was an who is best known for his operas.

Biography


He was born at Bitonto (Province of Bari) in the and was a of and at the .

In 1738 he collaborated with and others in the hasty production of Demetrio; in the autumn of the same year he produced a comic , L’inganno per inganno, the first of a long of comic operas, the success of which won him the name of “il Dio dell’ buffa”.

He went to , probably in 1747, as a of counterpoint; as an he is last heard of in 1760, and is supposed to have died about 1763 or 1765.

Logroscino has been credited with the invention of the concerted operatic finale, but as far as can be seen from the score of Governatore and the few remaining fragments of other operas, his finales show no advance upon those of Leo.

As a musical humorist, he has been classed with .