Monanni, Angelo [Angiolo] [‘Manzoletto’ ]
- Dennis Libby
(bc 1740; d after 1796). Italian contralto castrato . His nickname ‘Manzoletto’ came from the castrato Manzuoli, who was perhaps his teacher and guided the beginnings of his operatic career, which ran from the mid-1750s to the mid-1790s. He was one of the most respected secondi uomi in opera seria...