– A renowned singer in Venice
– She put her name on every composition and didn’t use a male pseudonym.
– Composed a variety of music for voices including solo cantatas and works for up to five voices.
– Baroque composer, lutenist, singer, poet and music teacher.
– She was also known by her nickname, ‘La Cecchina’.
– Her only surviving stage work was La Liberazione di Ruggiero, which was one of the oldest operas composed by a female composer.
– One of the first women to compose solo sonatas for Violin.
– Was a nun who entered the Ursuline convent ‘Collegio di Sant’Orsola’ at the age of 16.
– Wasn’t until she was over 50 that she began composing regularly.
– Lots of vocal music but also instrumental sonatas and suites.
– She was the first female composer to publish an opera in France.
– At the age of five, Louis XIV heard her performing at Versailles.
– Austrian government supported her career in music
– Composed 6 operas and selection of instrumental music
– She self promoted her music across Europe by sending it to royal patrons.