Rubini, Giovanni Battista
- Julian Budden
(b Romano, nr Bergamo, 7 April 1794; d Romano, 3 March 1854). Italian tenor. The son of a horn player, at the age of eight he sang Salve regina in a local monastery so beautifully that his father decided to give him a musical education. After four years’ training he was able to sing a female role in an opera in Romano. Thereafter he was engaged at the Teatro Riccardi in Bergamo as violinist and chorister. Wishing to devote himself entirely to singing, he left Bergamo in ...