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Berenstadt, (Sebastiano) Gaetanolocked

  • Lowell Lindgren

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(b Florence, 7 June 1687; bur. Florence, 9 Dec 1734). Italian alto castrato. His German father Giorgio was timpanist to the Grand Duke of Tuscany. Gaetano apparently sang in 55 dramatic works, 33 of which were freshly composed, during his 27-year career. Since ‘Gaetano Beynstetter’ first appears in Vignola's revision of ...

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