Adriano Valerini

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Adriano Valerini (active circa 1560-died 1590s) was an Italian actor of Commedia dell'arte, active in Northern Italy.

He was born in Verona, and could read Latin and Greek. He was the head of a company of actors. In Milan, he fell under the censorship of Charles Borromeo.[1] He has published a tragic play l'Afrodite, nearly one hundred madrigals, a funeral oration for the fellow comic and possible mistress Vincenza Armani,[2] and the play Belleze di Verona.[3]


  1. ^ The Italian Comedy, by Pierre Louis Duchartre and Randolph T Weaver, 1928, page 78
  2. ^ Oratione D'Adriano Valerini Veronese, in morte della divina Signora Vincenza Armani, comica eccellentissima. Verona 1570.
  3. ^ Belleze di Verona