Giuseppe Ambrogetti

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Portrait of Giuseppe Ambrogetti, holding Mozart's score to Don Giovanni. Print by Charles Picart after Abraham Wivell

Giuseppe Ambrogetti (1780[1] - after 1838) was an Italian opera singer of the type basso buffo.

He was an excellent buffo. His first performance was in 1807; his debut in Paris was in 1815 in Don Giovanni. He debuted at the opera in London in 1817, where he was very successful. His voice was a bass of no great power, but he was an excellent actor, with a natural vein of humour, though often put into characters unsuited to him as a singer. Yet he acted extremely well, and in a manner too horribly true to nature, the part of the mad father in Ferdinando Paer's opera Agnese (opera) [it], while the part of the daughter was sung by Violante Camporesi [it]. He remained until the end of the season of 1821, in which his salary was £400. He married the singer Teresa Strinasacchi. The date of his death is not known. He was said to have become a monk in France; but in 1838 he was in Ireland, after which nothing was heard of him.

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  1. ^ John Gamble. Society and Manners in Early Nineteenth-Century Ireland. Field Day Publications, 2011. Page 451.

References[edit]

  • Wikisource-logo.svg This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainGrove, George, ed. (1900). "Ambrogetti, Giuseppe" . A Dictionary of Music and Musicians. London: Macmillan and Company.