- John Rosselli
(d after 1790). Italian tenor . He sang in several London seasons (1754–6, 1764–6), first appearing as Danaus in Ipermestra by Hasse and Lampugnani; he earned praise – in Burney’s words – for singing with ‘much taste and feeling’, distinguished himself in J. C. Bach’s aria ‘Non sò d’onde viene’, originally written for Raaff, and appears to have been regarded as a conscientious artist. He went on singing in leading Italian opera houses (Turin, Milan and Rome) until at least ...