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Tomaso Albinoni (1671-1751) was an Italian composer. While famous in his day as an opera composer, he is remembered for his instrumental music.   Born in Venice, he studied violin and singing. In 1694 he dedicated his Opus 1 to Cardinal Pietro Ottoboni. His first opera, Zenobia, regina de Palmireni, was produced in 1694. As a paid violonist he dedicated his Opus 2 to Charles IV. In 1701 he wrote his popular suites Opus 3, and dedicated that  to Cosimo III de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany.

Tomaso Albinoni (1671-1751) was an Italian composer. While famous in his day as an opera composer, he is remembered for his instrumental music. Born in Venice, he studied violin and singing. In 1694 he dedicated his Opus 1 to Cardinal Pietro Ottoboni. His first opera, Zenobia, regina de Palmireni, was produced in 1694. As a paid violonist he dedicated his Opus 2 to Charles IV. In 1701 he wrote his popular suites Opus 3, and dedicated that to Cosimo III de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany.

Francesca Caccini was a rarity because she was a successful woman with a brilliant career in music of Italian Opera in Florence. She was a musician, singer, teacher and composer, and did commissioned work for the grand duke of Tuscany. She also sang in the famous concerto delle donne ensemble. She composed music for at least fourteen dramatic entertainments, making her among the most prolific composers of dramatic music of the time.

The Viola da Gamba Player (c. Bernardo Strozzi (Italian, Baroque, Believed to be portrait of composer Barbara Strozzi although dates are inconsistent.

Francesca "La Cecchina" Caccini (Italian Baroque Composer, Singer, Lutenist, Poet, and Music Teacher, 1587-c.1641)

Claude of Valois, daughter of Catherine de Medici and Henry II of France, marries Charles III, Duke de Lorraine.

Franco Corelli (1921 – 2003) was an Italian tenor who had a major international opera career between 1951 and 1976. Associated in particular with the spinto and dramatic tenor roles of the Italian repertory, he was celebrated universally for his powerhouse voice, electrifying top notes, clear timbre, a very elegant and passionate singing and remarkable performances.

Omaggio a Franco Corelli, Tenore Spinto- Dramatico (Heroico) da Ancona, una voce piu grande The voice of Corelli is an impressive mixture of originality, pow.

Franco Corelli (8 April 1921 – 29 October 2003)

Franco Corelli : acclaimed for his handsome looks as well as a beautiful tenor voice

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