Épine, Margherita de l' (c. 1683–1746)

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Épine, Margherita de l' (c. 1683–1746)

Italian soprano. Name variations: Margherita de l' Epine; Francesca Margherita de l'Epine; La Margherita. Born around 1683; died Aug 8, 1746, in London, England; m. Pepusch (poet and composer), c. 1718.

The 1st Italian to have a successful career in England, came to England (1692) and made debut in London with the composer Greber (1702); appeared as Goffredo in Rinaldo, created Agilea in Teseo and Eurilla in Il pastor fido and was the principal rival of Catherine Tofts (1704–18); retired (1719).

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