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News 2017: (FR) Musicologie Article: "Bertolli Francesca ....-1767 [contralto]" (by Jean-Marc Warszawski, 09 Jan 2017)

Contributed by admin on Jan 17, 2017

"Contralto, she is in 1728, she is at the service of the great Duchess of Tuscany and sings in two operas in Bologna and two others in Livorno.

Georg Friedrich Händel hired her in September 1729 for the season at King's Theater in London. Until 1733 she sang ...

In fifteen of his operas, the role of Arbace in Cato, Tassile in Alessandro, Alessandro in Tolomeo, Medoro in Orlando, in Caio Marzio Coriolano of Attilio Ariosti, and two pasticcios, participates in concerts of oratorios organized by Händel, like Esther (creation 20 April 1732) Acis and Galatea, 17 March 1733, Deborah (in English). In July of the same year she was courted without success by the Prince de Galle." ...

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