Giovanni Marco Rutini Italie Giovanni Marco Rutini (25 April 1723 ? 22 December 1797) was an Italian composer.
He was born in Florence and studied at the Naples conservatory. In 1748 he came to Prague and joined the Locatelli ensemble. In the beginnings of his career he devoted himself mainly to the kapellmeister activities, and composed predominantly the cembalo sonatas. Rutini performed his first 'Prague opera', Alessandro nell´Indie, in 1750. Another opera, Semiramide riconosciuta, was dedicated to the 'nobility of the Czech Kingdom'. Rutini later moved with Locatelli and his group to the Russian St. Petersburg. He composed there the comic operas, mainly to the librettos of Carlo Goldoni. He was also the piano teacher of Catherine II, the future Russian empress. Since early 1760s he came back to Florence, and continued in the opera composing.
The manuscripts of his operas are stored in the Landesbibliothek in Dresden, in the library of the Florence conservatory, and also in Civico Museo Bibliographico in Bologna. (Hide extended text) ... (Read all) Source : Wikipedia