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Sportonio, Marc’Antonio (1631 - 1696), soprano castrato, composer

Lorenzo Bianconi and Roberto Pagano

in Grove Music Online

Volume Grove Music Online, issue Published in print January 2001 |
Published online January 2001 | e-ISBN: 9781561592630

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(b ?Bologna, c1631; d ?Palermo, after 1696). Italian soprano castrato and composer. He was a pupil of Carissimi at the Collegio Germanico, Rome, from July 1644 (the libretto of his opera Elena calls him ‘romano’), and in 1645 he nominally entered the service of the Duke of Modena as a mezzo-soprano. In that capacity he went to Paris with Venanzio Leopardi at the end of 1646 to take

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