Alessandro Striggio (2)

(c1573 - 1630)

Son of Alessandro Striggio (1); a poet and string player at the Mantuan court in the first decades of the seventeenth century (till 1628). He saw some of his father's madrigal books through the press, and wrote the libretti for Monteverdi's Orfeoand Tirsi e Clori;he was a lifelong friend and correspondent of Monteverdi's, collaborating with the latter after he had moved from Mantua to Venice.