Domenico Bedini

(c. 1745—1795)

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(b ?Fossombrone, c1745; d after 1795). Italian soprano castrato. His career began intermittently in comic opera at Pesaro (1762) and Rome (1764), and as secondo uomo in opera seria at Venice (1768). In 1770–71 he was secondo uomo in five Italian houses and then entered the service of the Munich court, resuming his career in Italy in 1776 and soon becoming primo uomo in leading houses. He is mostly remembered as the first Sextus in W. A. Mozart's La clemenza di Tito (1791, Prague). He retired after singing at Florence in Carnival 1792 and by 1795 was in the cappella of the Santa Casa of Loreto in his native region.

From The Grove Book of Opera Singers in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Opera.

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