García

García

García, Manuel del Popolo Vicente, 1775-1832, Spanish tenor, teacher, impresario, and composer. His daughter was Maria Malibran. He was the first to produce opera in Italian in New York (1825-26) and in Mexico (1827-28). Pauline Viardot-García was also his daughter. His son, Manuel Patricio Rodríguez García, 1805-1906, left (1829) the operatic stage to teach at the Paris Conservatory (1830-48) and the Royal Academy, London (1848-95). Jenny Lind and Mathilde Marchesi were among his pupils. He invented (1854) the laryngoscope.

See biography by M. S. MacKinlay (1908).

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