Michele Benedetti (bass)
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Benedetti was born in Loreto. He sang in the world première of Giuseppe Farinelli's Calliroe in 1808 and at the Italian première of Spontini's La vestale in 1811, both in Naples, where his career was based.
He created several Rossini roles in Naples, notably: Elmiro in Otello, Idraote in Armida, the title role in Mosè in Egitto, Ircano in Ricciardo e Zoraide, Fenicio in Ermione, Douglas in La donna del lago, Leucippo in Zelmira.
Stendhal wrote an enthusiastic critique of his interpretation of Mosè.
- Roland Mancini and Jean-Jacques Rouveroux, (orig. H. Rosenthal and J. Warrack, French edition), Guide de l’opéra, Les indispensables de la musique (Fayard, 1995). ISBN 2-213-59567-4
- article by Elizabeth Forbes in Sadie, Stanley (ed) (1992). The New Grove Dictionary of Opera. Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-522186-2.
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