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Annibale, Domenico

Annibale, Domenico, Italian castrato soprano; b. Macerata, e. 1705; d. probably in Rome, 1779. He sang in Rome in 1725. After appearances in Venice (1727, 1729), he was called to Dresden in the service of the Saxon court, where he won distinction in the operas of Hasse. He was retained there until being pensioned in 1764 and named Kammermusikus. He also sang in Rome (1730, 1732, 1739), Vienna (1731), and London (1736–37). While in London he sang in the premieres of Handel’s Arminio, Giustino, and Berenice.

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire

Annibale, Domenico

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