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Fernando del Valle (né Brian Stephen Skinner; February 28, 1964) is an American operatic tenor. He is the son of Edward King Skinner II, a Korean War veteran and Concha Marina Meléndez del Valle. The grandson of Aranka Bischitz great great granddaughter of Baroness Johanna Bischitz von Heves and cousin of Hungarian radiochemist and Nobel Prize in Chemistry laureate George de Hevesy and Fernando Melendez del Valle-Parker. He is the nephew of the Architect Manuel Roberto Meléndez Bischitz.
He took the name del Valle in honour of his grandfather, Fernando Meléndez del Valle, who was also a tenor and diplomat for El Salvador at the consulate of El Salvador in New Orleans.
He is the great-great-grandson of Andrés del Valle, President of El Salvador in 1876 and a direct descendant of Colonel José María San Martín, President of El Salvador (1854–56) and founder of Santa Tecla, El Salvador.
He is the grandson of the Honorable Judge Robert J. Skinner, former recorder and treasurer (for the City of New Orleans), a regimental sergeant-major in World War One, and the great grandson of Judge Edward King Skinner, who served on the city, criminal and civil district court benches, successively, over a total period of 52 years
In 1880, he was appointed to first district court after the Civil War. A year after his retirement attorneys gave civil district court a portrait in oils of Judge Skinner.