Born in 1972, the baritone Paolo Bordogna studied with Roberto Coviello and subsequently with Katia Ricciarelli amd Bianca Maria Casoni, winning the Caruso Prize in 2000. The adaptability of his voice and ability as an actor have led to a number of character rôles, including those of Papageno in Die Zauberflöte and Belcore in L'elisir d'amore. He has appeared in many of the major Italian opera houses and in the Mozart Festival in La Coruña. He has collaborated with well-known conductors, including Alberto Zedda, Alan Curtis, and Gabriele Ferro. Other engagements have included La fille du régiment at the Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa, Il viaggio a Reims in Berne, andLa gazzetta at the Rossini Opera Festival.
Decca is proud to release its first operatic recital in the label's history devoted entirely to buffo baritone repertoire. This album marks the Decca debut of baritone Paolo Bordogna, who is "probably the best buffo baritone around" (Corriere della Sera), in a wide-ranging recital that encompasses two centuries of arias from Cimarosa to Rota. Other than an LP devoted to Fernando Corena roughly 50 year ago, which was actually a collection of arias taken from complete opera recordings, Decca has not previously issued a recital devoted entirely to buffo baritone repertoire. Recorded in Parma with Francesco Lanzillotta leading the Filarmonica Arturo Toscanini, this all-Italian production highlights the importance of this vocal category, which encompasses purely comic characters to more complex ones such as Don Pasquale and Falstaff.
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This album celebrates the first operatic recital for the buffo baritone role in the history of Decca. Paolo Bordogna performs a recital spanning two centuries of arias, ranging from Cimarosa and Mozart to Nino Rota. This all-Italian production highlights the importance of the buffo baritone vocal category, which encompasses purely comic characters to more complex ones such as Don Pasquale and Falstaff.
The Donizetti: Don Pasquale: Duet, Son nov'ore…Ah! Un foco insolito (9:15) from Paolo Bordogna: Tutto Buffo on Decca is a WFMT: Chicago - New Release Of the Week
Paolo Bordogna, baritone (sings both roles); Arturo Toscanini Philharmonic / Francesco Lanzillotta