Cristofaro Caresana


Italian composer. After studying under Ziani in Venice, settled in Naples at the age of 16. He first of all joined the theatrical company of the Feblarmonici, who organized the first melodrammi in the town. Later, in 1667, he became organist of the Real Cappela and director of the Conservatoire of Sant' Onofrio and remained in these posts until 1690. In 1699, he succeeded Francesco Provenzale as 'maestro del Tesoro di San Gennaro', continuing to write music for the other Neapolitan institutions, virtually until the day of his death. Wrote many cantatas, notably for the Nativity season.

A Partial Cristofaro Caresana Discography | VD: The Cantata | VF: Naples in the Seventeenth Century | VIIIB: The Neapolitan Group