From: Melzo, Italy. LA Opera: Dr. Bartolo in The Barber of Seville (2023, debut).
Paolo Bordogna is an internationally renowned bass-baritone. He studied with Roberto Coviello, Katia Ricciarelli and Bianca Maria Casoni at the Accademia Internazionale di Desenzano and with Alberto Zedda at the Accademia Rossiana in Pesaro. In 2000 he won the Caruso Competition and in 2006 he received the Bastianini Award.
His expansive baritone range and acting skills have led to performances of over 50 roles from the 16th century to the contemporary era and he has been in most demand for his specialty in bel canto and buffo roles. These include Dandini, Don Magnifico, Dulcamara, Belcore, Don Pasquale, Malatesta, Guglielmo, Don Alfonso, Figaro, Don Bartolo, Don Alvaro, Leporello, Figaro and Il Conte.
He has been a regular guest at the Rossini Opera Festival since 2005, appearing in La Gazzetta, La Cambiale di Matrimonio, La Gazza Ladra, Recital di Belcanto, La Scala di Seta, Le Nozze di Teti e Peleo, La Cenerentola, Matilde di Shabran, L’Occasione fa il Ladro, The Barber of Seville, La Pietra del Paragone and L’Equivoco Stravagante.
In recent years he has performed with many important theaters in Italy such as La Scala Milan, Rossini Opera Festival, Santa Cecilia, San Carlo Naples, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Rome Opera, Teatro Regio Turin, Petruzzelli di Bari, Ravenna Festival, Teatro Regio diParma, Carlo Felice di Genova, Donizetti Bergamo Festival, Teatro Comunale Bologna, Teatro Massimo Palermo and Teatro Bellini Catania.
Outside of his native Italy, Paolo Bordogna has performed with the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Opèra de Paris, Vienna State Opera, Teatro Real de Madrid, Hamburg State Opera, Bavarian State Opera, Wexford Opera Festival, Gran Teatre del Liceu de Barcelona, Sydney Opera House, Valencìa's Palau des Arts, NCPA Beijing, Washington National Opera, Houston Grand Opera, National Theatre Tokyo, Tchaikovsky Hall Moscow, St. Petersburg's Mikhailovsky Theater, Houston Grand Opera, Las Palmas, Seoul Performing Arts Center, and in Wiesbaden, Dusseldorf am Rhein, Karlsruhe, Wildbad Rossini Festival, Festival de Strasbourg, Bilbao, Marseille, La Coruna, Murcia and Santiago de Compostela.
His extensive discography includes the solo album Tutto Buffo for Decca.
Learn more at PaoloBordogna.com.