Bordogni, Marco. (1789 - 1856)
Trente-Six Vocalises pour la Voix de Soprano ou de Tenore. VOL. 1 - 3 - SIGNED
Paris: Pacini. 1839.
Bound collection of three volumes in one. Upright folio (34 x 26 cm). Livre Premier. Title (vb); Avertissement; 2 - 40pp. [bound with:] Trente-Six Vocalises...No. 2. Title (vb); [blank]; 2 - 49 pp. [bound with:] Trente-Six Vocalises...No. 3. Title (vb); [blank]; 2 - 52 pp. Signed in pencil by the composer to the foot of the first title page, other two titles with the composer's stamped signature. Brown gilt -decorated boards over brown leather. Stamped owner's intials "J.M." to front board and signed also by her to the second front free endpage "Jenny Monserié / 8bre 1839" as well as with a later ownership signature to first front free endpage "Mademoiselle Marguerite Barbier." Scattered light foxing, a few minor pencil marks, covers and spine worn, else fine throughout.
The great Italian tenor Bordogni made his debut in 1813 at the Teatro Re in Milan as Argirio in Tancredi, a role he also sand at La Scala and in other theaters. Engaged at the Theatre Italien, he sang in the Paris premieres of Paer's Agnese (1819), Mercadante's Elisa e Claudio (1823) and of ten Rossini operas: L'inganno felice (1819); Otello and La gazza ladra (1821); Elisabetta, regina d'Inghilterra, La Cenerentola and Mosè in Egitto (1822); Ricciardo e Zoraide and La donna del Lago (1824); Semiramide and Zelmira (1826). He created the role of Libenskof in Il viaggio a Reims (1825). He retired in 1833 and taught singing in Paris where his pupils included Henriette Sontag, Giovanni Mario and Laure Cinti-Damoreau. The present item is one of several collections of exercises that he published in addition to a volume devoted to his singing method.