Paolo Bordogna / Francesco Lanzillotta / Filarmonica Arturo Toscanini

Tutto Buffo

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Tutto Buffo, Paolo Bordogna's debut solo release on Decca, is a generous collection of comic bass-baritone arias by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Gioachino Rossini, Gaetano Donizetti, Giuseppe Verdi, Giacomo Puccini, Pietro Mascagni, and Nino Rota. Accompanied by the Filarmonica Arturo Toscanini under Francesco Lanzillotta, Bordogna gives an engaging recital that emphasizes the exceptional vocal skills required to make these roles truly musical and not just parts played for laughs. Bordogna's voice is nuanced and adaptable for his characterizations, and he shifts with apparent ease from the robust baritone of Mozart's Leporello to the deep bass of Rossini's Dr. Bartolo, creating completely different personalities through his vocal qualities and timbres. Bordogna's charisma and comic delivery have undoubtedly contributed much to his success, but the richness and flexibility of his voice assure him a bright future in buffo roles.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
Il Matrimonio segreto
1 5:33 Amazon
Don Giovanni, K.527 (Prague Version 1787)
2 5:21 Amazon
Il Barbiere di Siviglia
3 6:23 Amazon
Il Turco in Italia
4 4:17 Amazon
La Cenerentola
5 5:12 Amazon
Le Convenienze e le Inconvenienze Teatrali (Neapolitan vernacular version)
6 4:44 Amazon
L' Elisir d'amore
7 7:11 Amazon
Don Pasquale
8 2:54 Amazon
9 4:10 Amazon
10 2:11 Amazon
11 4:32 Amazon
Gianni Schicchi
12 2:33 Amazon
Le Maschere
13 2:48 Amazon
Il Cappello di Paglia di Firenze
14 5:02 Amazon
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