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date: 11 December 2019

Carrara, Agatalocked

  • Dennis Libby

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(fl 1772–88). Italian soprano. She was married to Antonio Carrara, a Venetian employed by David Garrick. By 1772 she had begun to sing in London concerts and was seconda donna at the Italian Opera in 1772–3, described by Walpole as ‘the prettiest creature upon earth’, but by Burney as having a ‘voice … naturally drowsy, childish, and insipid’; however, after lessons from Millico she sang with him as prima donna at Florence in ...

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