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Manuel García : 1775-1832 : chronicle of the life of a bel canto tenor at the dawn of romanticism

Author: James Radomski
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This is the first comprehensive biography of one of opera history's most glorious Spanish tenors. Apart from being renowned as the opening-night tenor in Rossini's Barber of Seville, Garcia was an important popularizer of other Rossini roles as well as those of Mozart (in particular, Don Giovanni) in Paris and London during the 1820s. As one of the first intercontinental superstars, Garcia directed the initial
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Manuel García; Manuel Garcı́a; Manuel García; Manuel del Popolo Vicente García
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James Radomski
ISBN: 0198163738 9780198163732
OCLC Number: 42435090
Description: xiv, 367 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction ; Birth, Education, and Early Performances, 1775-1797 ; Debut in Madrid, 1798-1799 ; Malaga and Garcias Return to Madrid, 1799-1804 ; Last Years in Madrid, 1805-1807 ; Establishing a Career: Paris (1807-1811) and Italy ; Paris (1816-1817) and London ; Return to Paris, 1819-1823 ; London-Paris-London, 1823-1825 ; New York, 1825-1826 ; Mexico, 1826-1829 ; Return to Paris, Last Operatic Performance, 1829 ; Garcia as Teacher ; Last Year and Death, 1831-1832 ; Aftermath: The Memory and Legacy of Garcia ; Appendices ; Select Bibliography ; Index
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