Paolo Bordogna studied with Alberto Zedda at the Rossini Academy in Pesaro. In 2000, He won the Caruso Prize and in 2006 he was awarded the Bastianini Prize. He has performed some fifty roles in the bass-baritone and basso-buffo repertoires including, Belcore and Dulcamara (L’Elisir d’amore), Don Pasquale and Malatesta (Don Pasquale), Guglielmo and Don Alfonso (Così fan tutte), Figaro and Don Bartolo (Il Barbiere di Siviglia), Don Alvaro and Don Profondo (Il Viaggio a Reims), Dandini and Don Magnifico (La Cenerentola), Leporello (Don Giovanni), and Figaro and Count Almaviva (Le Nozze di Figaro), etc.
He has sung under the baton of such conductors as Roberto Abbado, Alberto Zedda, Michele Mariotti, Dan Ettinger, Antonello Allemandi, Bruno Campanella, Yves Abel, Kent Nagano, Claudio Scimone, Jesús López Cobos, Evelino Pidò, Marco Armiliato, and Donato Renzetti. He has also made regular guest appearances at the Rossini Festival in Pesaro since 2005.
He has performed on the stages of many of the great Italian opera houses, and he has appeared at the Teatro Real in Madrid, the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, the Mozart Festival in La Coruna, the Hamburg Staatsoper, the Bayerische Staatsoper, the Paris Opera (Bartolo in Il Barbiere di Siviglia), the Seoul Arts Center, the Sydney Opera, the NCPA in Beijing, and Moscow’s Tchaikovsky Hall, etc.
He recently sang in La Gazza ladra (Vingradito) at Milan’s La Scala, L’Elisir d’amore (Belcore) at London’s Royal Opera House, Le Nozze di Figaro (Bartolo) and La Cenerentola (Dandini) at the Bayerische Staatsoper, Don Pasquale (title role) at the ABAO in Bilbao, L’Elisir d’amore (Belcore) at the Liceu in Barcelona, Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Bartolo) in Saint Petersburg and Washington, Le Nozze di Figaro (Figaro) at the Teatro Regio in Turin, Il Turco in Italia in Sydney, Così fan tutte (Don Alfonso) at the Bayerische Staatsoper, and La Cenerentola (Magnifico) in Düsseldorf. In April 2015, he recorded his first solo album, Tutto buffo, with Decca.
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