Nicola Daspuro was born in Lecce on January 19, 1853 and was an italian writer, journalist, and librettist. Several of his librettos were written under the pseudonym P. Suardon. He wrote the librettos for: L’amico Fritz by Pietro Mascagni, Mala vita and Il voto by Umberto Giordano, Renata by Oronzo Mario Scarano, Nora by Gaetano Luporini and Igor by Massimino Perilli. He wrote a biography of Enrico Caruso. Daspuro died in Napoli on December 13, 1941.