Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Borgatti, Giuseppe

Giuseppe Borgatti(1871-1950), Italian dramatic tenor with outstanding voice. The creator of the title role in Giordano's opera Andrea Chenier, he subsequently earned renown for his performances of the music of Richard Wagner, becoming in 1904 the first Italian tenor to appear at the Bayreuth Festival. He sang variety of leading roles at La Scala. In his later part of his life, due to the deteriorating eyesight, he turned successfully to teaching.

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