Marchesi, Salvatore

Cavaliere de Castrone, Marchese della Rojata



Italian barytone singer and teacher; born at Palermo. While studying law at Palermo he also took singing and composition of Raimonde; continuing his musical education at Milan under Fontana and Lamperti. Banished from Italy in 1848, he came to America, where he made his debut in the opera, Ernani. He went to London, studying there with Garcia, and appeared in concert for many years, marrying Mile. Graumann in 1852 and afterward appearing in concert with her in Berlin, Brussels, London and in Italy. In 1854 he taught singing at the Conservatory in Vienna. In 1862 he was appointed Court singer to the Duke of Saxe-Weimar, and in 1865 he went to the Cologne Conservatory, remaining there until 1869. He was in Vienna again from 1869 to 1881, and has since then stayed in Paris. He has written some beautiful music for French, German and Italian words, as well as a Vocal Method, his twenty vocallizzi elementari e progressivi, and some Italian translations of German and French Opera librettos. He received the orders of St. Maurice and St. Lazarus from the King of Italy.