Mazarin, Cardinal Jules [ Mazzarini, Giulio Raimondo ]
- James R. Anthony
(b Pescina, Aquila, July 14, 1602; d Vincennes, nr Paris, March 9, 1661). French politician of Italian birth . He is important in the history of music for his advocacy of Italian opera in France. In his youth he was exposed to Roman opera while serving Cardinal Antonio Barberini; he attended, and perhaps participated in, Landi’s ...