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Agnès Borgo: French dramatic soprano (17 Apr 1879 - 7 Jan 1958):  Paris Conservatory (1900). Debut (19 Mar 1904) as Aida. She  appeared in many Paris Opèra premieres. Appeared throughout  France, Belgium, Spain, Russia, and La Scala. Married to tenor  César Vezzani. Retired in 1927. She was one of Lily Pons' teachers.   Giuseppe Borgatti: Italian tenor (Cento: 17 Mar 1871 - Reno, Lago Maggiore: 18 Oct 1950): Debut Castelfranco Veneto (1892) as Faust. Create title role of Andrea Chenier at La Scala (1896). Italian heldentenor. Sang throughout Europe and South America but never appeared at Covent Garden, the Metropolitan Opera, or the Monnaie in Brussels. He retired from stage at the height of his career (1914) due to failing eyesight but continued to do concert performances. Jean Bourbon: French baritone (1875-?). He made his debut (1900) at the Opéra-Comique. At that House he created the roles of Richard in Bruneau's L'Ouragan, Le Poete in La Carmélite, and Jean Taurreau in La Troupe Joli Coeur. He left the Opéra-Comique to become a member of the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie in Brussels (1904-10). In 1914 he made his Paris Opéra bow as Guido in Monna Vanna. Bourbon was well known for his Gouland in Pelléas et Mélisande, which he presented to London audiences for the first time in 1909.
Anton Petrovich Bonachich (Ukraine: Jan 1878 - Minsk: 22 Mar 1933). After studies in medicine, Bonachich took singing lessons at the Conservatoire  in Kharkov with Tikhonov and then at the St. Petersburg conservatoire (1898-1900). He made his debut in Khrakov as the Demon in Rubinstein's opera. He began as a tenor but then switched to baritone roles. Between 1905 and 1921, he was a soloist at the Bolshoi. During the 1921-22 season he sang with the Omsk Opera. Bonachich sang in Germany, Italy, France, and in the U.S. After 1923 he dedicated himself to teach singing and directing.
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