Lucrezia Borgia

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Noun1.Lucrezia Borgia - Italian noblewoman and patron of the arts (1480-1519)Lucrezia Borgia - Italian noblewoman and patron of the arts (1480-1519)
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The performance announced was Lucrezia Borgia, and it was to take place that evening.
We saw also an autograph letter of Lucrezia Borgia, a lady for whom I have always entertained the highest respect, on account of her rare histrionic capabilities, her opulence in solid gold goblets made of gilded wood, her high distinction as an operatic screamer, and the facility with which she could order a sextuple funeral and get the corpses ready for it.
This morning I had been looking at Giorgione's picture of the cruel-eyed woman, said to be a likeness of Lucrezia Borgia. I had stood long alone before it, fascinated by the terrible reality of that cunning, relentless face, till I felt a strange poisoned sensation, as if I had long been inhaling a fatal odour, and was just beginning to be conscious of its effects.
More men have been stabbed with Lucrezia Borgia daggers and dropped into the Thames for laughing at Head Centres and Triangles than for betraying secrets; for this is human nature.
From week to week, he introduced hour-long segments on such diverse historical figures as George Washington, William Shakespeare, Geronimo, Lucrezia Borgia, Eva "Evita" Peron and Baby Face Nelson.
Duterte was referring to Lucrezia Borgia, the daughter of Spanish Cardinal Rodrigo Borgia who later became Pope Alexander VI and his mistress Vannoza Cattanei in the 15th century.
She toured the world in a career spanning 50 years, achieving international acclaim in 1965 when she stepped in for another singer in the difficult role of Lucrezia Borgia in Donizetti's opera in New York.
She had stints with the Basel Opera and Bremen Opera before her international breakthrough in 1965 in Lucrezia Borgia at Carnegie Hall in New York.
When in New York in 1965, the soprano stepped in for singer Marilyn Horne, who had fallen ill, and performed Donizetti's "Lucrezia Borgia" without a rehearsal.
Lucrezia Borgia, Lucrezia Borgia (1840 revision--age 21 or 22)
Her co-stars were Jeremy Irons as Rodrigo and Didsbury actress Holliday Grainger as the infamous poisoner Lucrezia Borgia. More recently, Whalley played the lead role of warrior queen Rheda in the 2016 ITV series Beowulf: Return to the Shieldlands.
The fifth and final chapter concentrates on correspondence between an erudite man and two of his equally erudite beloveds: the letter exchanges between Bembo and his two love interests Maria Savorgnan, and later Lucrezia Borgia. As Feng shows, Bembo's correspondence is full of Petrarchan references, and yet it differs from Petrarch's writing in featuring a beloved who is actually reciprocating the poet's love and interacting with him, and who is his intellectual peer as well--and, in the case of Borgia, also his social superior and patron.