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Luigi Lablache

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Voice: Bass
Nationality: Italian
Year of Birth: Not entered yet.

About Luigi Lablache:

Luigi Lablache (6 December 1794 – 23 January 1858) was an Italian opera singer of French and Irish heritage. He was most noted for his comic performances, possessing a powerful and agile bass voice, a wide range, and adroit acting skills: Leporello in Don Giovanni was one of his signature roles.

Luigi Lablache was born in Naples, the son of Nicolas Lablache, a merchant from Marseille, France, by an Irish lady. He was educated from 1806 at the Conservatorio della Pietà de' Turchini in Naples, where Gentili taught him the elements of music, and Valesi instructed him in singing, while at the same time he studied the violin and cello. He fled the Conservatorio five times in order to pursue an acting career, but each time he was brought back in disgrace. His voice was a beautiful contralto, and just before it broke he sang the solos in Mozart's Requiem on the death of Joseph Haydn in 1809.

Before long he became possessed of a magnificent bass, which gradually increased in volume until at the age of twenty it attained a compass of two octaves from E-flat below to E-flat above the bass stave. In 1812, when only eighteen, he was engaged at the Teatro di San Carlo, Naples, and appeared in Valentino Fioravanti's La Molinara. From 1812 to 1817 he sang at Palermo. In 1817, at La Scala in Milan, he took the part of Dandini in Rossini's La Cenerentola. The opera Elisa e Claudio was written for him in 1821 by Saverio Mercadante and his position was assured. His reputation spread throughout Europe.

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Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1A un dottor della mia sorte Popularity:

Opera: Barbiere di Siviglia, IlComposer: RossiniAct: 1.21-1

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Bartolo
2Don Bartolo Don Bartolo Popularity:

Opera: Barbiere di Siviglia, IlComposer: RossiniAct: 2.15-2

Type: ensembleVoice: B T BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Basilio/Count/Figaro
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