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Burney, Charles
A General History of Music from the Earliest Ages to the Present Period.
Vol. 4
London: Payne and Son, 1789. ii, 685 p.
       list of music books, index, errata.
       Note: First-hand observations about singers during the end of the Baroque Italian opera in London

The above item has biographical information on:

  Banti, Brigida Giorgi (b. 1755 d. 1806)   cantante, soprano
  Billington, Elizabeth (b. -1768 d. 1818)   soprano, composer
  Bordoni, Faustina (b. 1700 d. 1781)   cantante, mezzo-soprano
  Caffarelli (b. 1710 d. 1783)   soprano castrato ~
  Carestini, Giovanni (b. 1705 d. circa)   alto-castrato, cantante
  Cuzzoni, Francesca (b. 1698 d. 1770)   cantante, soprano
  De Amicis, Anna Lucia (b. 1733 d. 1816 a. 1763)   soprano
  Epine, Margherita [Francesca Margherita] (b. 1683 d. 1746)   soprano
  Farinelli (b. 1705 d. 1782 a. 1723-1725)   soprano castrato, soprano
  Pacchiarotti, Gasparo (b. 1744 d. 1821)   interprete, soprano castrato
  Po, Strada  

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