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Giulio Marco Bordogni (1789-1856), usually called Marco Bordogni, was an Italian operatic tenor and singing teacher of great popularity and success, whose mature career was based in Paris. Bordogni was born in Gazzaniga, near Bergamo, Italy. He was a product of the exceptional Bergamo tenor school which originated with Giacomo David and Gaetano Crivelli, and in which can also be counted, in addition to David’s two best pupils, his son Giovanni and Andrea Nozzari, the excellent Domenico Donzelli and Giovanni Battista Rubini. Bordogni made his operatic debut at La Scala, Milan in 1813 in Rossini’s Tancredi, and became very active in promoting that composer’s music. He appeared in many of Rossini’s operas in their premieres in various towns and theaters. In 1825 he created the role of Conte di Libenskof in Rossini’s Il viaggio a Reims. He sang for many years at the Theatrea des Italiens in Paris. He became a teacher at the Paris Conservatoire in 2810 and continued to teach there until shortly before his death in Paris. He was the author of a published singing method, and composed many sets of vocalizes which remained in use by singers for a century afterwards. They remain popular as transcriptions for many instrumentalists today. He was probably the single most influential teacher of the English tenor Sims Reeves, who came to study with him in 1843, Bordogni was awarded the Legion d’Honneur on May 10, 1839 by M. de Gasparin, at the same time that it was awarded to Director of the Opera Duponchel, and to composer Hector Berlioz, who wrote that Bordogni was the best singing-master of the time.
- Alessandro Fossi
Parts included: tuba, piano. The CD enclosed in this book is meant to set an example to the users of possible interpretation.