The Great Lablache

Page by page, Lablache’s extraordinary story unfolds as the author guides the reader through the hectic and glamorous era of Italian opera and European high society.

Author: Clarissa Lablache Cheer

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781450003049

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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During the Golden Age of Italian opera, Luigi Lablache triumphed as one of the most admired and accomplished international superstars. Born in Naples in 1795, his unprecedented forty-five year singing career dominated the glorious bel canto period when opera flourished as the principal form of entertainment. Now his direct descendant, Clarissa Lablache Cheer, puts forth this remarkable and long overdue biography of Lablache – the first ever to be written in English. Page by page, Lablache’s extraordinary story unfolds as the author guides the reader through the hectic and glamorous era of Italian opera and European high society. We follow Lablache as he conquers the dazzling nineteenth century opera world, singing Rossini roles from Napoleon’s time, through the Romantic Age, to become the special favorite of the Victorians in hundreds of Donizetti and Bellini’s bel canto productions. A vocal Hercules, everything about him is larger-than-life: his huge size, powerful voice, good looks, dramatic flare, and irresistible humor and charm. The foremost bass of his time, he rules the stage from London to Vienna, from Paris to St. Petersburg. Notably, Britain’s Queen Victoria singles out Lablache to be her beloved singing teacher for 20 years. Garnered from rare unpublished family memorabilia as well as primary source material across Europe and America, this fascinating family saga does not end with Lablache. Herein the author also recounts how Lablache’s well-known descendents of opera singers and actors carve out their brilliant careers on the stages of Europe, New York and Hollywood.
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The Musical World

The great Lablache gave two of bis buffo On Tuesday there was no performance .
The Theatre was duets - the Lezione di Canto , " with Madame Sontag , and
closed in respect to the memory of the royal and illustrious “ Maître Francesco ...

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Lablache s Abridged Method of Singing Or A Rational Analysis of the Principles According to which the Studies Should be Directed for Developing the Voice

Luigi Lablache. First Phrase . Second Phrase . a Porase Fourth atember . - End of
the Period . ur First Member . ... or a passage of great length , we must be careful
to breathe immediately before it , without regard to the completion of the ...

Author: Luigi Lablache

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105041441226

Category: Singing

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Lablache s Abridged method of singing or A rational analysis of the principles according to which the studies should be directed for developing the voice and rendering it flexible

with examples for illustration and progressive vocalizing exercises Luigi
Lablache ... Let us observe only , that , whenever it is required to make a
sustained sound , or a passage of great length , we must be careful to breathe
immediately ...

Author: Luigi Lablache

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ISBN: UOM:39015031173381

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Memoir of Miss Catherine Hayes

... again, Parsonstown, and other places, during the summer and autumn of 184-
3 ; and on the 12th of September, a great event in her life, as she then considered
it, took place—an introduction to no less a personage than the great Lablache.

Author: C. Hayes

Publisher: Рипол Классик

ISBN: 9785875363153

Category: History

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The Dublin University Magazine

... Parsonstown , and other places , during the summer and autumn of 1841 ; and
on the 12th of September , a great event in her life , as she then considered it ,
took place — an introduction to no less a personage than the great Lablache .

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The Dublin university magazine

... took place—an introduction to no less a personage than the great Lablache.
Benedict was also present at this interview, during which, with much difficulty, as
she often even now declares, that she vividly remembers being really frightened,
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The University Magazine

The pain a greater deficiency of discernment in ful struggle between poverty and
pre the opinion , than dissimilarity in the ... might we not retort the sly sneer at the
Dublin audience , who argument in almost every case , where with Lablache ...

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History of the Opera From Its Origin in Italy to the Present Time With Anecdotes of the Most Celebrated Composers and Vocalists of Europe

Her intelligent love would, doubtless, have caused her to hiss her husband, had
not Mililotti's success been sufficiently great to convince Lablache that he might
aswellseekhis fortune elsewhere, andin a highersphere. Hehad some hesitation
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Author: Henry Sutherland Edwards

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

ISBN: 9781465533869

Category: Opera

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Dwight s Journal of Music

THE Great LABlache . - Among other distin - it should have borne is “ Le Musicien
sans le Saguished artists with whom I become intimate during vor . ” But Mr . de
Morny may have fellow - laborers ; my association with theatrical affairs , was ...

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London Voices 1820 1840

Lablache was compared to both Kean and Cooke in a review of La gazza ladra
in the Morning Post (10 April 1835). 66. The first ... Review of Il matrimonio
segreto, in the Times (14 May 1830); cited in Cheer, The Great Lablache, 113. 74
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Author: Roger Parker

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226670188

Category: Music

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London, 1820. The British capital is a metropolis that overwhelms dwellers and visitors alike with constant exposure to all kinds of sensory stimulation. Over the next two decades, the city’s tumult will reach new heights: as population expansion places different classes in dangerous proximity and ideas of political and social reform linger in the air, London begins to undergo enormous infrastructure change that will alter it forever. It is the London of this period that editors Roger Parker and Susan Rutherford pinpoint in this book, which chooses one broad musical category—voice—and engages with it through essays on music of the streets, theaters, opera houses, and concert halls; on the raising of voices in religious and sociopolitical contexts; and on the perception of voice in literary works and scientific experiments with acoustics. Emphasizing human subjects, this focus on voice allows the authors to explore the multifaceted issues that shaped London, from the anxiety surrounding the city’s importance in the musical world at large to the changing vocal imaginations that permeated the epoch. Capturing the breadth of sonic stimulations and cultures available—and sometimes unavoidable—to residents at the time, London Voices, 1820–1840 sheds new light on music in Britain and the richness of London culture during this period.
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The Theatrical times

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Lablache , as Collins , Rainer , Swaine , and Co . , have given enter the Prefetto ,
was magnificent as ever ; the duet tainments here during the past week , to
crowded ...

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Dwight s Journal of Music

Ilis success could not fail to cross the of Lablache , in many respects , sang as
pow . for fifteen days . Channel , and a London engagement being offer crfully as
in his best days . Flexibility and Having at length terminated his studies at the ed
to ...

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Anecdotes of great musicians

The great bass 0, Lablache, besides being a verytall man was remarkably large
and heavy. In fact, he was so large that, when living in London, he had a cab of
extraordinary size built for his use, as the ordinary “ growler ” persisted in
breaking ...

Author: W.F. Gates

Publisher: Рипол Классик

ISBN: 9781171731382

Category: History

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Verdi Milan and Othello

VERDI'S next great opera was the Sicilian Vespers, written for the Paris Grand
Opera—the old house in the Rue le ... Grisi, then in the splendour of her voice
and talent; Frezzolini and Lablache, the great Lablache ; and the delicious
Persiani, ...

Author: Blanche Roosevelt

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108059633

Category: History

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This collection of writings on Verdi and Milan's musical scene, published in 1887, provides a vivid account of his career.
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EDWARDIAN CANDLELIGHT

My Childhood Memories Clarissa Lablache Cheer ... a afimfit, Sfiaffbreak 0n Hi[[
and pfain, findput ad stars and candles out, Ere we be young again'” —R L
Stevenson By the same author THE GREAT LABLACHE, Nineteenth Century
Operatic.

Author: Clarissa Lablache Cheer

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781469103556

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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This book is a collection of Edwardian childhood memories, including unique paintings, drawings and poems. All created by author Cerita Stanley-Little over her lifetime: Inherited, collected and edited by her daughter Clarissa Lablache Cheer: In a series of recollections, her story vividly portrays in detail, the fears and actions of a small child, and how she rebelled against the oppressive middle class family upbringing in England, before World War I began and tore apart their orderly lives. The author looks back into reflections of memory, of the human condition in her family upbringing, and plunges us deep into the heart of an Edwardian child, and life where children were still brought up under strict Victorian discipline. Later in life when nostalgia engulfed her, she liked to remember the softer familiar Edwardian world she knew, where time stood still, and her imagination ran wild creating fantasy stories and pictures.
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Giovanni Battista Rubini and the Bel Canto Tenors

Acknowledgments I would like to express my special thanks to three people
whose kindness have made this book possible: Philip Gossett, Clarissa Lablache
Cheer, and Antonio Maltempi. Mr. Gossett, the world's greatest authority on ...

Author: Dan H. Marek

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810886681

Category: Music

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Giovanni Battista Rubini (1794-1854) was a legendary tenor and the first 19th-century non-castrati male singer to become an international star of opera. The previous two centuries had been the era of the castrati, with tenors and basses relegated to character and supporting roles in the operas of their time. Rubini stood apart because he not only matched the castrati in coloratura and pathos, but he also had an extraordinarily high voice. With Rubini’s rise, and in his wake, several tenors came to sing roles written specifically for them by Rossini, Bellini, Donizetti, and many other lesser-known bel canto composers. Signaling the end of the dominance of castrati on stage, this period would last some 40 years until the advent of Grand Opera, Wagner, and Verdi and the appearance of the first so-called High C from the chest by Gilbert-Louis Duprez in 1837. Since then, the accepted tenor sound has followed the tradition epitomized by Enrico Caruso and, in our own era, Luciano Pavarotti and Placido Domingo. Many composers, conductor, and performers would come to regard bel canto dramatic operas as decorative and vapid until Maria Callas and Tulio Serafin demonstrated the heights this genre of opera could reach. However, opera directors and opera performers of late who have expressed an interest in reviving selected masterpieces from the bel canto tradition have found themselves confronted with the problem of locating tenors versed in the vocal techniques necessary to carry the high tessituras. In Giovanni Battista Rubini and the Bel Canto Tenors: History and Technique, Dan H. Marek explores the extraordinary life of Rubini in order to frame this special period in the history of opera and connect the technique of the castrati who were among Rubini’s instructors. Drawing on the work of Berton Coffin, Marek offers long-sought answers to the challenges presented by high tessitura of bel canto operas for tenors. To further assist working singers, Giovanni Battista Rubini and the Bel Canto Tenors includes over 60 pages of exercises written by Rubini himself before 1840, which Marek, for the first time ever has adapted to acoustical phonetics. Professional singers, teachers and their students, vocal coaches, and opera conductors will find this work indispensable as the only English-language work on high tessitura for tenor and soprano singing.
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Round about Piccadilly and Pall Mall

In the following year occurred the great secession led by Mario, Grisi, Persiani,
and Tamburini, who migrated to the new Opera House at Covent Garden, and left
the old house scarcely any singer of note, except the great Lablache, who stuck ...

Author: Henry Benjamin Wheatley

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108036504

Category: History

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Published in 1870, this is Wheatley's classic journey through Piccadilly and Pall Mall, the history-packed 'court end of London'.
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