Luigi Lablache

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Lablache, Luigi


Born Dec. 6, 1794, in Naples; died there Jan. 23, 1858. Italian singer (bass).

Lablache studied at the Naples Conservatory. In 1812 he made his debut at the San Carlino Theater in Naples. He performed in the opera houses of many cities, including Milan, London, Paris, and Vienna. In 1852–53 and 1856–57 he sang at the Italian Opera in St. Petersburg. His major parts included Geronimo in Cimarosa’s Il Matrimonio Segreto, Oroveso and Walton in Bellini’s Norma and I Puritani, and the title roles in Verdi’s Otello and Donizetti’s Don Pasquale.

One of the outstanding singers of the 19th century, Lablache possessed a powerful voice of great range and bright timbre that was versatile enough for both cantilena and virtuoso passages. He was the author of Singing Method (1846; Russian translation, The Complete Method for Singing, 1881), exercises in vocalization, and other studies.


Widén, G. Lablache… Göteborg, 1897.
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Quel dramma,--malgrado le grazie d'una polacca dell'atto primo, o la preghiera al sorger del sole, e l'ultima semi-romanza del tenore e la famosa stretta del duetto tra' due bassi ["Suoni la tromba ..."], ha levato in Parigi piu grido che veramente non meritava; e forse gran parte di quella fama che s'e concentrata sull'autore, e da ripartirsi tra Lablache, Tamburini e Rubini e Grisi, esecutori mirabili; e la prova fatta di quel dramma sui teatri d'Italia in pienamente conferma questa opinione" (Mazzini 1992: 37).
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