Italian poet remembered for his libretti for works of eighteenth-century opera seria. His famous libretto, Adriano in Siria, was set to music by such renowned composers as Bach, Cherubini, Pergolesi, and Caldara.
He spent many a happy childhood hour giving impromptu verse performances in front of large crowds.
He wrote libretti for operas, oratorios, cantatas, and other musical works.
He was the last son of Francesca Galasti and Felice Trapassi.
He and Leonardo da Vinci were both famous Italians.