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Nannini, Livia Dorotea - soprano

Sergio Durante and Winton Dean

in Grove Music Online

Volume Grove Music Online - The New Grove Dictionary of Opera, issue Published in print December 1992 |
Published online January 2001 | e-ISBN: 9781561592630

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(fl 1695–1726). Italian soprano. She and her sister, the soprano Lucia Vittoria Nannini, were known collectively as ‘Le Polacchine’. There is some confusion about musicians of these names. According to Quadrio there were four singers known as ‘Le Polacchine’. The family, which was Bolognese, seems to have consisted of Giovanni Nannini (father), who was associated with the court of Mantua, Margherita (mother and perhaps a singer), Livia, Lucia (the most active of

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