- Dale E. Monson
(b Burano, nr Venice, 18 Oct 1706; d Venice, 3 Jan 1785). Italian composer. He was a central figure in the development of the dramma giocoso and one of the most important mid-18th-century opera seria composers. Known widely as ‘Il Buranello’, from his birthplace, he was routinely listed in Venetian documents and early manuscripts as ‘Baldissera’....