Bernasconi, Antonia

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Bernasconi, Antonia [ Antonia Wagele] (b Stuttgart, ?1741; d ?Vienna, ?1803). Ger. soprano for whom Gluck is said to have written Alceste, in which she sang in Vienna 1767. Sang Aspasia in the child Mozart's Mitridate, Rè di Ponto in Milan 1770–1. Also sang in London as member of King's Th. co. 1778–80 and returned to Vienna 1781. Stepdaughter of It. composer Andrea Bernasconi (?1706–?1784), in whose opera Temistocle she made her début in Munich, 1762.