García, Manuel del Popolo Vicente (mänwĕlˈ dĕl pōpōˈlō vēthānˈtā gärthēˈä) [key], 1775–1832, Spanish tenor, teacher, impresario, and composer. He was the first to produce opera in Italian in New York (1825–26) and in Mexico (1827–28). Maria Malibran and Pauline Viardot-Garcia were his daughters. His son, Manuel Patricio Rodríguez García pätrēˈthyō rōdrēˈgāth, 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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