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Benelli, Antonio Peregrino (Pellegrino)

Benelli, Antonio Peregrino (Pellegrino), Italian tenor and composer; b. For li, Romagna, Sept. 5, 1771; d. Bòrnichau, Saxony, Aug. 16, 1830. In 1790 he was first tenor at the Teatro San Carlo in Naples. He held the same position in London in 1798, and in Dresden from 1801 to 1822, when his voice failed. He then taught singing at the Royal Theater School in Berlin until 1829. His most valuable work is a vocal method, Gesangslehre (Dresden, 1819; orig. publ. in Italian as Regole per il canto figurato, 1814); he also wrote Bemerkungen über die Stimme in the Allgemeine Musikalische Zeitung (Leipzig, 1824). He composed many vocal pieces and some piano works.

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