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date: 19 October 2019

Molino, Antonio [Burchiella; Blessi, Manoli]locked

  • Charles Warren


[Burchiella; Blessi, Manoli]

( bc 1495–7; d ?Venice, after in or 1571). Italian actor, poet and musician . In a sonnet that he set in his 1568 volume he stated that he was then over 70. He lived in Venice. According to the dedicatory letter by Lodovico Dolce in I fatti, e le prodezze di Manoli Blessi strathioto di M. Antonio Molino detto Burchiella (Venice, 1561) he was educated in all the attributes of a gentleman, including dancing, singing and the playing of instruments. He travelled in the Levant and on his return to Venice founded an academy of music with Brother Armonio, who was the organist of S Marco. Molino was one of the first to recite comedies in a variety of dialects, including those of Venice and Bergamo, in a mixture of Greek and Italian, and in the jargon of soldiers (‘stil strathiotesco’). In the introduction to the ‘third night’ of ...

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