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Leone Giraldoni by Benque
Leone Giraldoni (1824-1897); Italian baritone. He was married to the soprano Carolina Ferni (1839-1926) and father of the also famous baritone Eugenio Giraldoni (1871-1924). Among his premieres were the title-role of "Simon Boccanegra" by Verdi at the Teatro Fenice in 1857,Renato in "Un ballo in maschera" by Verdi at the Teatro Apollo (Rome) in 1859, the title role in Pedrotti's "Mazeppa" at the Gran Teatro Comunale di Bologna in 1861 and the title-role in Donizetti's "Il duca d'Alba" in 1882 also at the Teatro Apollo.

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