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date: 11 December 2019

Morichelli [Bosello], Anna locked

  • Dennis Libby
  • , revised by Dorothea Link

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(b ?Bologna or Reggio Emilia, c 1750–55; d Trieste, Oct 30, 1800). Italian soprano . She is sometimes confused with Anna Boselli, a singer of secondary roles, active mainly in Parma in 1757–73. She made her opera buffa début at Bologna in autumn 1773, sang in Spain during the period 1774–7 and in Russia in 1779–80. She was by then a star, noted for graceful acting and a beautiful voice. In 1783 she made a successful transition to opera seria, singing as prima donna in many leading houses, although not quite so admired in this genre. She spent the 1787–8 season in Vienna, where her creations included Diana in Martín y Soler’s L’arbore di Diana (a role later taken over by Ferrarese). Between 1788 and 1791 she appeared in both comic and serious parts, thereafter almost exclusively in opera buffa. She was in Paris from 1790 to 1792, Spain in ...

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