Lucrezia Agujari


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(b Ferrara, 1743; d Parma, 1783).

It. operatic sop., much admired by Mozart, with remarkable range and compass (3 octaves). Début Florence 1764. Sang in London 1775–6. Because she was illegitimate, was known as ‘La Bastardella’ or ‘Bastardina’. Retired on marriage to It. composer Giuseppe Colla, 1780.

Subjects: Music.

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