I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness for it shows me the stars. — Og Mandino

po_Porpora-NicolaNicola (Antonio) Porpora (August 17, 1686 – March 3, 1768) was a Neapolitan composer of Baroque operas (see opera seria) and teacher of singing, whose most famous singing student was the castrato Farinelli. Other students included composers Matteo Capranica and Joseph Haydn.