This year a series of academic initiatives and music events to be held in various venues will mark the third centenary of the birth of Neapolitan composer Niccolò Jommelli. The initiatives have been promoted by the
Study Centre for Documentary Research into European Theatre and Opera in collaboration with the Second University of Naples, the Pietà de’ Turchini Foundation (Naples), the Francesco Cilea Conservatoire (Reggio
Calabria), the Teatro San Carlo (Naples), the Italian Institute for the History of Music, the University of Vienna, and the Divino Sospiro Study Centre (Lisbon). In Venice from 31 October – 1 November, there will be
a one-day conference entitled The Italian seasons of Niccolò Jommelli. The conference will analyse the composer’s sacred and profane Italian repertoires, his relations with all the stagecraft professions and with the cultural life of the Serenissima during the course of his career.