Rovere, Agostino , Italian bass; b. Monza, 1804; d. N.Y., Dec. 10, 1865. He studied in Milan, making his debut in 1826 in Pavia. He was a leading singer at La Scala in Milan (1831–44; 1846–47; 1856–57), and also appeared in Vienna (1839; 1842–45), where he created the role of Boisfleury in Donizetti’s Linda di Chamounix; also sang at Covent Garden in London (1847–48). He was most famous for his buffo roles, excelling as Leporello, Bartolo, and Dulcamara.
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