Borgatti, Giuseppe, Italian tenor, father of Renata Borgatti; b. Cento, March 17, 1871; d. Reno, Lago Maggiore, Oct. 18, 1950. He studied with Alessandro Busi in Bologna, making his operatic debut as Faust in Castelfranco Veneto in 1892; in 1896 he sang the title role in Andrea Chenier at Milan’s La Scala; also sang in Wagner’s operas. He retired from the stage in 1914 owing to glaucoma, becoming totally blind in 1923. He publ. an autobiography, La mia vita d’artista (Bologna, 1927).
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