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Peverara [Peperara], Laura locked

  • Anthony Newcomb

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(b Mantua, c1563; d Ferrara, Dec 29, 1600). Italian virtuosa singer . She was brought up in Mantuan courtly circles, the daughter of a respected Mantuan intellectual, and educated with the princes of that court. She was clearly a singer of great excellence and charm, as well as a dancer and harpist of considerable skill. She was present already as a singer of notable gifts in Verona in the late 1570s. She was the first and the dominant member of the famous Ferrarese group of singers (...

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Verona, Accademia Filarmonica, Biblioteca e Archivio
A. Newcomb: The Madrigal at Ferrara, 1579-1597 (Princeton, NJ, 1980)
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