|SINGER, COMPOSER, IMPRESARIO, SINGING TEACHER (SPAIN)|
BORN 27 Jan 1775, Sevilla - DIED 2 Jun 1832, Paris|
BIRTH NAME Garcia, Manuel del Popolo Vicente Rodriguez
GRAVE LOCATION Paris: Père Lachaise, Rue du Repos 16 (division 25, ligne 01, Q, 22 (intersection div. 24/25/26))
Manuel Garcia appeared as a tenor and wrote light operas from an early age. After appearing in Madrid and Cadiz he performed in the opera "Griselda" in Paris in 1808. He married his second wife Joaquina Sitchez and in 1805 his son Manuel was born. His daughter Maria was born in 1808 in Paris.
In 1812 he went to Italy, where he lived in Naples where he sang in several premieres. In 1816 he visited Paris and London and from 1819 to 1823 he lived in Paris, where another daughter, Pauline, was born in 1821. In 1825 he went to the USA with his company and in New York he introduced Italian Opera to the public, staging a total of about 80 performances. Manuel, Joaquina and their children Manuel and Maria all appeared on the stage. The company performed in Mexico as well.
Garcia planned on settling in Mexico, but political unrest forced him to return to Paris in 1829. There he was welcomed by the public, but his voice had detoriated. He continued his work as a composer and worked as a teacher. He made his last stage appearance in August 1831 and died on 2 June 1832 in Paris.
Daughter: Viardot-Garcia, Pauline
Daughter: Malibran-Garcia, Maria Felicità
was teacher to Nourrit, Adolphe
|20/2/1816||Premier of Rossini's "Il barbiere di Siviglia" at the Teatro Argentina in Rome. It was conducted by Rossini himself. Manuel Garcia was Count Almaviva. Other performers were Bartolomeo Botticelli, Geltrude Righetti-Giorgi and Luigi Zamboni. |
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