Giorgio Ronconi

Giorgio Ronconi ( born August 6 1810 in Milan, † January 8, 1890 ) was an Italian opera singer (baritone ).


Ronconi received from his father Domenico, who was himself a famous tenor, singing lessons. In 1831 he debuted in Pavia as Valleburgo in Bellini's La straniera. Soon followed by engagements at La Scala and other großenm houses in Italy. In the following years he was involved in seven world premieres of operas Gaetano Donizetti:

In 1842 he created the title role in Giuseppe Verdi's Nabucco at La Scala. In 1842 he sang for the first time in Her Majesty's Theatre in London (Henry Ashton in Lucia di Lammermoor ). 1847 to 1866 he performed at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, 1843 he was in Vienna, from 1850 to 1860 in St. Petersburg, and from 1866 to 1877 in New York City. International hurried Ronconi, until his resignation in 1870, from success to success.

He had no great voice, but he could compensate for his vocal shortcomings by a great stage presence and drama. His most famous roles, Verdi's Rigoletto and Rossini's Figaro, show the range of his abilities. In 1837 he married the soprano in Naples Elguerra Giannoni. In his later years he founded a singing school in Granada and became a professor at the Conservatory of Madrid.

  • Opera singer
  • Baritone
  • Italian
  • Born in 1810
  • Died in 1890
  • Man