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date: 21 November 2019

Ciprandi, Ercole locked

  • John Rosselli

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(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 ...

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C. Burney: A General History of Music from the Earliest Ages to the Present Period (London, 1776-89); ed. F. Mercer (London, 1935/R) [p. nos. refer to this edn]