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Senesino [Bernardi, Francesco]locked

  • Winton Dean

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(b Siena; d ?Siena, by 27 Jan 1759). Italian alto castrato. His nickname was derived from his birthplace. He sang operatic roles in many Italian theatres: in Venice (1707–8, 1713–14), Vicenza (1708, 1714), Bologna (1709, 1712), Genoa (...

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