Rubini Giovanni Batista
From 1812, he performed at Teatro Riccardi (now Teatro Donizetti) as a violinist and simple member of the choir, and the following year as a second tenor at the theater of the city Palazzolo sull'Oglio. At the age of 19, Roubini anonymously debuted on the stage of La Scala as a simple choir player.
In the years 1816-1817 Rubini had a brilliant success in Rome, in the opera Rossini "Gazza ladra". In 1825, he performed for the first time in Paris. The beauty of his voice, style, rare elegance in coloratura ensured his success. Critics of the time, speaking of his singing, called him "the king of tenors". In particular, Rubini was inimitable in Bellini's operas. His collaboration with Bellini began with the opera Bianca and Gernando in 1826 and continued in Puritans in 1835, when Rubini became one of the four performers for whose voices the opera was written. In 1843, together with Liszt, he made a concert tour of Holland and Germany; in 1844, he sang in Petersburg, along with Tamburini and Viardo Garcia. Engaged in composing was an honorary member of the Academy of Music in Bologna.
In 1845, returning from
Russia, Rubini retired in the heyday of fame.
Being the owner of an
impressive state, he stopped singing activity, not waiting for the
appearance of age-related changes of voice.
He died in his hometown of
Romano di Lombardy and was buried in the
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