CONTESSA BEVILACQUA (1563/4?-1611)
Daughter of a minor Mantuan nobleman, Livia d'Arco was brought to Ferrara in 1579 as a lady-in-waiting to Duke Alfonso's third wife, Margherita Gonzaga. She joined the concerto somewhat later than Laura Peverara and Anna Guarini; it is assumed that she was still 'in training' until 1583. Livia played the viol.
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Written by Laurie Stras.
Last updated 04 October, 2002.
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