Johann Adolph Hasse

Johann Adolph Hasse (baptized March 25, 1699 – December 16, 1783) was an 18th-century German composer, singer and teacher of music.

Immensely popular in his time, Hasse was best known for his prolific operatic output, though he also composed a considerable quantity of sacred music. Married to soprano Faustina Bordoni and a great friend of librettist Pietro Metastasio, whose libretti he frequently set, Hasse was a pivotal figure in the development of opera seria and 18th-century music.