Andrea Pacini

(ca. 1690 - 1764)

Alto castrato. Sometimes called "il Lucchesino," he made his debut in Albinoni's Astarto in Venice (1708), and appeared in Naples, Turin, Genoa, and Bologna during the years 1713-22. Pacini sang in London during the 1724-25 season, appearing in Handel's Tamerlano, and in the 1725 revival of Giulio Cesare (as Ptolemy); he became a priest in later life.

VIIF: Ballet and Opera