Ballerini [Ballarini, Balerini, Ballarino, Baron Ballerini], Francesco
- Paola Besutti
(b Florence; fl 1680–1717). Italian contralto castrato . The earliest reference to him is in 1680, when he sang in Le pompose feste di Vicenza (composer unknown) in Vicenza and the role of Tazio in P. S. Agostini’s Il ratto delle Sabine in Venice. In ...