Paolo Bordogna started studying with baritone Roberto Coviello, and then had the chance to refine the light baritone repertoire with Katia Ricciarelli and Alberto Zedda. In 2000 he won the competition Caruso and in 2006 he received the Bastianini Award.
As a very good actor and sensitive artist, and thanks to a very wide baritone voice, he has performed more than 40 roles, ranging from the XVI century until the Belcanto repertoire.
In virtue of his versatility ha has also interpreted different characters within the same opera: Belcore and Dulcamara in L’elisir d’amore, Don Pasquale and Malatesta in Don Pasquale, Guglielmo and Don Alfonso in Così fan tutte, Figaro and Don Bartolo in Il barbiere di Siviglia, Don Alvaro and Don Profondo in Il viaggio a Reims, Tobia, Mill and Slook in La cambiale di matrimonio, Schaunard and Marcello in La bohème.
During his artistic path he has had the chance to sing under the batons of some of the most prominent conductors, among those there are Abbado, Zedda, Armiliato, Nagano, Renzetti, Mariotti, Allemandi, Campanella, Abel, Rousset, Rovaris, Bosman, Curtis.
He’s a frequent guest at the Mozart Festival in La Coruna, Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro, Wexford, Strasbourg and Ravenna Festival.
Among last years’ engagements, are to be remembered his performances on some of the most important theatres’ stages, such as Teatro alla Scala in Milan, San Carlo in Naples, Opera in Toulon, Barcelona’s Liceu, Marseille, Accademia di Santa Cecilia and Opera in Rome, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Teatro Real in Madrid, Moscow, Abao in Bilbao, Opera in Nice, Hamburgische Staatsoper, China National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing.
He recently recorded a prestigious Decca DVD of Matilde di Shabran conducted by M°Michele Mariotti and starring Juan Diego Florez. Moreover there’s an upcoming soloist Decca CD on the Italian Buffo repertoire.
Lately he also gained an important personal success by singing La scala di seta at La Scala in Milan and L’occasione fa il ladro at Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro.
His career is developing and among his future engagements there are some important productions all over the world: in fact, he will perform Cenerentola in Munich and Washington, Il barbiere di Siviglia in Turin and in Munich, Cosi fan tutte in Sao Paulo, Elisir d’amore in Madrid and Marseille, Il turco in Italia in Turin, Romeo e Giulietta in Lima.