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Bertinotti(-Radicati), Teresa (opera)

Albert Mell

in Oxford Music Online

Published in print December 1992 |
Published online January 2002 | e-ISBN: 9781561592630 | DOI:

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(b Savigliano, Piedmont, 1776; d Bologna, Feb 12, 1854). Italian soprano . She studied under La Barbiera and sang at the Teatro Fiorentino, Naples, from 1788 (in works by Tritto, Guglielmi and others); she made her début at La Scala in 1794–5, in Tarchi’s Le Danaidi and created the title role in Paer’s La Rossana. By the time of her marriage to Felice Radicati in 1801 she was well known in Italy as a prima donna. From 1801 to 1818 she sang widely in Europe in operas by Mayr and others; a Munich reviewer praised her in Cimarosa’s Gli Orazi ed i Curiazi (1806) as ‘a sensitive, sweet singer with a voice not too strong or brilliant, but pleasant, clear and moving’, and at the King’s Theatre, London (1810–12), she enjoyed particular success in Mozart operas and was praised in W. T. Parke’s Musical Memoirs...

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Subjects: Opera

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