Della Pietà, Agata
- Jane L. Berdes
(fl Venice, c1800). Italian singer, teacher and composer. She was a foundling admitted in infancy to the Ospedale della Pietà in Venice. From early childhood she received a thorough musical education in the coro (music school) and became a soprano soloist, singing teacher and administrator in the school. She is identified as a soloist in manuscripts of motets commissioned from Giovanni Porta and Andrea Bernasconi, and is singled out for praise in the anonymous verse tribute to musicians of the ...