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 1986

Blanchard, Roger
Cande, Roland de
Dieux et divas de l'opera : des origines a la Malibran
Roger Blanchard et Roland de Cande
Paris: Plon, 1986, 429 p.


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  Antier, Marie (b. 1687 d. 1747)   cantatrice de l'Opera de Paris, chanteur
  Aprile, Giuseppe (b. 1732 d. 1813)   singer, composer
  Archilei, Vittoria (b. 1550 d. 1620 a. 1591)   composer
  Arnould, Magdeleine Sophie (b. 1740 d. 1802)   soprano
  Babbini, Matteo (b. 1754 d. 1816)   cantante, interprete
  Baglioni, Antonio (a. 1784-1794)   tenor, teacher of singing
  Banti, Brigida Giorgi (b. 1755 d. 1806)   cantante, soprano
  Baroni, Leonora (b. 1611 d. 1670 a. 1639)   singer, violin
  Basile, Andreana (b. 1580 d. 1640)   singer, virtuosa
  Bassi, Luigi (b. 1766 d. 1825 a. 1589-1657)   baritone, trombetta
  Beard, John (b. 1717 d. 1791)   tenor, actor
  Beaumavielle, Francois (d. 1688)   baritone
  Benti-Bulgarella, Marianna (b. 1684 d. 1734 a. 1703)   soprano
  Benucci, Francesco (b. 1745 d. 1824)   bass
  Bernacchi, Antonio Maria (b. 1685 d. 1756)   alto-castrato
  Bernasconi, Antonia (b. 1741 d. 1803)   soprano, cantante
  Billington, Elizabeth (b. -1768 d. 1818)   soprano, composer
  Bondini, Caterina (a. 1786)   opera singer
  Bordoni, Faustina (b. 1700 d. 1781)   cantante, mezzo-soprano
  Bracegirdle, Anne (b. 1663 d. 1748)   actress, singer
  Braham, John (b. 1774 d. 1856)   composer, lyricist
  Bussani, Dorothea (b. 1763 d. 1810)   soprano
  Bussani, Francesco (b. 1743 d. 1807 a. circa)   bass, cantante
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  Caffarelli (b. 1710 d. 1783)   soprano castrato ~
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  Ferri, Baldassare (b. 1610 d. 1680)   cantante de opera, castrato
  Fischer, Ludwig [Johann Ignaz Ludwig] (b. 1745 d. 1825)   bass
  Gabrielli, Caterina (b. 1730 d. 1796)   cantante, soprano
  Garat, Pierre [Dominique Pierre Jean] (b. 1762 d. 1823 a. 19th century )   singer
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