Daughter of the poet Giambattista Guarini and neice of Lucrezia Bendidio, Anna Guarini was recruited to the Ferrarese concerto in 1580/1.  She sang and played the lute.  Anna was murdered by her husband in 1598, suspected (but not proven) to be guilty of adultery.


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livia d'arco

laura peverara

tarquinia molza

lucrezia bendidio

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Written by Laurie Stras.

Last updated 04 October, 2002.

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