Paolo Rolli

Paolo Antonio Rolli (13 June 1687 – 20 March 1765) was an Italian librettist and poet.

He was born in Rome, Italy and like Metastasio was trained by Gian Vincenzo Gravina. He was Italian tutor to Caroline of Ansbach and then undertook the same role in London from 1715 to 1744 for her children Frederick, Amelia and Caroline. During this period, he wrote librettos for numerous Italian operas including Handel's ''Floridante'' (1721), ''Muzio Scevola'' (1722), ''Riccardo Primo'' (1927) and ''Deidamia'' (1741) and Nicola Porpora's ''La festa d'Imeneo'' (1736) and ''[http://imslp.org/wiki/Orfeo_(Various) Orfeo]'' (1736). He also worked frequently with composer Giovanni Bononcini writing and adapting numerous librettos for him including his popular ''Griselda'' (1722). In December 1729 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society.

In 1744 he returned to Italy and wrote poetry, cantata texts, satires and translations and also published an Italian verse translation of Milton's "Paradise Lost". He died in Todi, Italy. Provided by Wikipedia

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by Rolli, Paolo
Published 1744

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by Rolli, Paolo
Published 1741
nella stamperia di J. Chrichley

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by Rolli, Paolo
Published 1773
printed for T. Davies, in Russel-Street, Covent-Garden

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by Rolli, Paolo
Published 1730
printed and sold by Tho. Wood, in Little Britain

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by Rolli, Paolo
Published 1720
per Giovanni Pickard

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by Rolli, Paolo
Published 1721
printed by Tho. Wood in Little Britain

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by Rolli, Paolo
Published 1735
printed by Charles Bennet

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by Rolli, Paolo
Published 1721
per Thomas. Wood in Little Britain

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by Rolli, Paolo
Published 1726
printed by Thomas Edlin, at the Prince's Arms, over-against Exeter-Exchange in the Strand

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by Rolli, Paolo
Published 1726
printed [by Tho. Wood] and sold at the King's Theatre in the Hay-Market

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by Rolli, Paolo
Published 1737
printed by J. Chrichley

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by Rolli, Paolo
Published 1754
Printed by G. Woodfall, at the King's-Arms, Charing-Cross

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by Rolli, Paolo
Published 1744

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by Rolli, Paolo
Published 1744

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by Rolli, Paolo
Published 1743

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by Rolli, Paolo
Published 1742
Presso J. Chrichley, at the London Gazette, Charing Cross

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by Rolli, Paolo
Published 1738
Printed by J. Chrichley, near Charing-Cross

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by Rolli, Paolo
Published 1747
[printed by] G. Woodfall, at the King's-Arms, Charing-Cross]