Peverara [Peperara], Laura
- Anthony Newcomb
(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 (...