Manufacturer (Manuel (tenor) García) |

Manufacturer (Manuel (tenor) García) |

Manuel (tenor) Garcia

Date of birth
Date of death
singer, teacher
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The founder of a dynasty of vocalists (son – Garcia M. P., daughters – Malibran, Viardo-Garcia). In 1798 he began performing at the opera. In 1802 he participated in the Spanish premiere of The Marriage of Figaro (Basilio’s part). From 1808 he sang in the Italian opera (Paris). In 1811-16 he performed in Italy (Naples, Rome, etc.). Participated in the world premieres of a number of operas by Rossini, including performed in 1816 in Rome the part of Almaviva. From 1818 he performed in London. In 1825-27, together with child singers, he toured the United States. Garcia’s repertoire includes the parts of Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni, Achilles in Gluck’s Iphigenia en Aulis, Norfolk in Rossini’s Elisabeth, Queen of England. Garcia is also the author of a large number of comic operas, songs, and other compositions. Since 1829, Garcia lived in Paris, where he founded a singing school (one of his students was Nurri). It was at the insistence of Garcia that the opera Don Juan was staged in Paris after a number of years of oblivion. Garcia made an important contribution to the development of singing, was a resolute opponent of the dominant at the end of the 18th century. – early 19th century soprano singers.

E. Tsodokov

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