(November 12, 1730 - February
16 or April 16, 1796) was an Italian soprano.
Gabrielli was the daughter of a cook in the service of a Cardinal
Gabrielli. With the support of the Cardinal she studied
with Garcia and Porpora and at the L'Ospedaletto conservatory in
In 1747 she sang at the theater of Lucca in
by Baldassare Galuppi
. In 1750 she appeared
in Niccolò Jommelli
and in 1765 she left Venice for Sicily.
she created the role of Argene in Josef Mysliveček's opera Il Bellerofonte at the Teatro San
Carlo in Naples.
title role of Mysliveček's Armida, performed
in Milan during carnival of 1780 as one of the earliest operas
produced at La
Scala, she was forced to interrupt her performances in
order to give birth to a baby daughter.
The identity of the
father is unknown. After an international career she retired in
1780 to Bologna, where she
died in 1796.
- Queens of Song, Ellen Creathorn Clayton, 94-109