Francesco Antonio Pistocchi


Francesco Antonio Mamiliano Pistocchi, nicknamed Pistocchino (1659 – 13 May 1726), was an Italian singer, composer and librettist.

Pistocchino was born in Palermo. He was a boy soprano prodigy, and later made his career as a castrato. From 1696 to 1700 he was maestro di cappella for the Duke of Ansbach. After 1700 he founded a singing school in Bologna, where he died. He was elected president of the Academia Filarmonica twice, in 1708 and 1710.