García, Manuel del Popolo Vicente
García, Manuel del Popolo Vicente mänwĕl´ dĕl pōpō´lō vēthān´tā gärthē´ä [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 Garcíapätrē´thyō rōdrē´gāth [key], 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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