The first appearance of the composer and organist was operating to (probably) S Maria de’ Crocicchieri in Venice as organist c.1638. Fontei most likely remained in Venice as he competed against Cavalli, Arrigoni and Monferrato for the same placement in 1640. Cavalli received. It really is definitive that he relocated to Verona in 1645 to provide as choirmaster nonetheless it isn’t known if then proceeded to Mantua. Fontei made up one opera, which he noticed performed, and both sacred and secular vocal music. Pioneering the rondo framework in secular music, Fontei brought the stanza-refrain framework to 1, two and three component vocal pieces. Bigger works, such as for example his Mass in D-mol, had been more considerable and created for eight parts. “Lilla, se Amor con fugga” was his pastoral dialogue interesting the comparison between and associations among track, and misery, like and tears.