Nourrit, Adolphe

BORN 3 Mar 1802, Montpellier, Hérault - DIED 8 Mar 1839, Napoli, Campania
GRAVE LOCATION Paris: Montmartre Cimetière, 20 Avenue Rachel (division 22)

Adolphe Nourrit was the son of the singer and diamond trader Louis Nourrit. He studied with Manuel Garcia and debuted at the Opéra in Paris as Pylades in Gluck's "Iphigénie en Tauride". Performances in Rossini's "Guillaume Tell" and Halévy's "La Juive" followed. He also appeared in Meyerbeer's "Robert le Diable". After his rival Gilbert Duprez was engaged at the Opéra as well he left Paris.

He travelled to Italy but he fell ill and this damaged his voice. His career went downwards and in 1839 in Naples he killed himself by jumping out of a window.

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• was teacher to Falcon, Cornélie
• was pupil to Garcia, Manuel del Popolo Vicente Rodriguez

17/10/1825Premiere of Don Sanche by Franz Liszt at the Salle Le Peletier, Paris. Rodolphe Kreutzer was the conductor and Adolphe Nourrit sang. Liszt had written this opera in one act in 1824-1825. The French libretto was by Théaulon and de Rancé. The score was lost for thirty years until it was found in 1903. [Kreutzer, Rodolphe][Liszt, Franz]


The grave of Adolphe Nourrit at the Montmartre Cimetière, Paris.
Picture by Androom (05 Nov 2017)


• Beyern, Bertrand, Guide des tombes d'hommes célèbres, Le Cherche Midi, Paris, 2003
Encyclopaedia Britannica

Novaro, Michele

Published: 30 Jan 2018
Last update: 04 Feb 2018