Duparc, Elisabeth [‘Francesina’]
- Winton Dean
(d 1773). French soprano. Trained in Italy, she sang in several operas at Florence in 1731 and 1734–5. In 1736 she was engaged by the Opera of the Nobility for London, making her King’s Theatre début in Hasse’s Siroe, and singing in operas by Broschi, Pescetti, Veracini and Duni. The following season (...