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Aguiari [Agujari], Lucrezia [La Bastardina’, ‘La Bastardella]locked

  • Kathleen Kuzmick Hansell

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(b Ferrara, 1743; d Parma, May 18, 1783). Italian soprano. Traditions explaining her nickname describe her variously as a foundling raised by Leopoldo Aguiari, his natural daughter or that of Marchese Bentivoglio, while her pronounced limp was supposedly the result of having been partly eaten in infancy by a dog or hog. Her early studies in Ferrara with Brizio Petrucci, ...

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Dizionario biografico degli italiani (Rome, 1960-)
Note d'archivio per la storia musicale
C. Burney: A General History of Music from the Earliest Ages to the Present Period (London, 1776-89); ed. F. Mercer (London, 1935/R) [p. nos. refer to this edn]