Rubini, Giovanni-Battista (b Romano, 1794; d Romano, 1854). It. tenor. Début Pavia 1814 in Generali's Le lagrimi di una vedova. Created Lindoro in L'Italiana in Algeri, Venice 1815. Sang in Naples 1815–31 and had sensational success in Paris 1825–6 in Rossini operas. La Scala début 1827. Divided time between Paris and London 1831–43 and created ten. roles in several operas by Bellini and Donizetti. Toured with Liszt 1843. Retired, immensely rich, 1845.
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