Gordigiani, Giovanni Battista
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(b Modena, July 1795; d Prague, March 2, 1871). Italian baritone, composer and teacher. The eldest son of the baritone Antonio Gordigiani, he studied for six years at the conservatory in Milan. In 1817 he sang at the Teatro della Pergola, Florence, and the following year in Pisa, but soon gave up the stage to become a concert singer. After a period in Regensburg as a teacher, he went to Prague in ...