- Paola Besutti
(b Bologna; fl 1688–1719). Italian singer . She is first mentioned in 1688, when she sang Alvilda in Carlo Pallavicino’s L’amazone corsara, ovvero L’Alvilda regina de’ Goti and Lesbia in Giovanni Legrenzi’s Lisimaco riamato da Alessandro. She appeared with singers such as Margherita Salicola, Maria Maddalena Musi and Domenico Cecchi, and sang in many Italian cities, including Reggio Emilia, Modena, Ferrara, Parma, Milan, Naples, Casale, Udine, Venice, Verona, Genoa and Pesaro. She was still active in ...