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Barbieri, Antonio locked

  • Colin Timms

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( b Reggio nell'Emilia; fl 1720–43). Italian tenor . From 1720 to 1731 (at least) he was in the service of the Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt, governor of Mantua, where he made his earliest known appearance, in the première of Vivaldi's Candace (1720). The composer seems then to have engaged him for Venice, where he sang in 23 operas from ...

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