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Baldassari, Benedetto [Benedetti ]locked

  • Winton Dean

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(fl 1708–25). Italian soprano castrato. He was in the service of the Elector Palatine at Düsseldorf (c1708–14), where he sang a female part in Steffani’s Tassilone in 1709. In 1710–11 he was at the Berlin court as the agent of the elector and Steffani in an attempt to convert the King and Queen of Prussia to Catholicism. In ...

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