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date: 22 October 2019

Baglioni, Antoniolocked

  • Sven Hansell
  •  and Barbara Dobbs Mackenzie

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(fl 1780s–90s). Italian tenor and singing teacher. He may have been related to francesco Baglioni. He sang in productions of comic opera, particularly in Venice during the late 1780s and early 90s, and of serious opera. Two of his most important roles were Don Ottavio in the first production of Mozart’s Don Giovanni (1787, Prague) and Titus in La clemenza di Tito (1791, Prague). He was said to have had a well-trained, pure and expressive voice. As a singing teacher, he taught, among others, Giulietta da Ponte, the niece of Mozart’s librettist, Lorenzo Da Ponte, who claimed that Baglioni was ‘a man of perfect taste and great musical knowledge who had trained the most celebrated singers in Italy’. Baglioni published a set of vocal exercises (Milan, n.d.) and a duet Sommo ciel (Venice, n.d.); his only other extant works are an Ave regina for three voices and an aria, ...

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Bologna, Civico Museo Bibliografico Musicale
Enciclopedia dello spettacolo
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Florence, Conservatorio Statale di Musica Luigi Cherubini
Dizionario biografico degli italiani (Rome, 1960-)