Siboni, Giuseppe (Vincenzo Antonio)

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Siboni, Giuseppe (Vincenzo Antonio)

Siboni, Giuseppe (Vincenzo Antonio) , Italian tenor and singing teacher, father of Erik (Anthon Valdemar) Siboni; b. Forlì, Jan. 27, 1780; d. Copenhagen, March 28, 1839. He made his operatic debut in Rimini when he was only 17. Following appearances in Florence (1797), Bologna (1798), Genoa (1800), and at Milan’s La Scala (1805), he became a principal singer at the King’s Theatre in London in 1806, where he was chosen to create roles in several operas by Paër. He continued to sing in Italy, and also fulfilled engagements in Paris, Vienna, Prague, and St. Petersburg. In 1819 he settled in Copenhagen, where he was made director of singing at the Royal Theater and founded the Royal Cons. in 1821.

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