Venanzio Rauzzini

(1746—1810) singer and music teacher

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(b Camerino, 1746; d Bath, 1810).

It. composer, male soprano, and teacher. Début Rome 1765. Sang in f.p. of Mozart's Lucio Silla, Milan 1772. Mozart wrote Exsultate, jubilate for him. Settled in Eng. 1774. Wrote 5 operas for London and 5 for Munich, also chamber mus. and songs. Became singing teacher in London and Bath, pupils incl. Braham, Storace, Kelly, and Elizabeth Billington. Haydn was his guest in 1794.

Subjects: Opera.

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