Gustave Garcia

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Gustave Garcia (February 1, 1837 – June 12, 1925) was an Italian baritone opera singer and singing teacher.


He was born on February 1, 1837 in Milan, Italy to Manuel Patricio Rodríguez García (1805–1906) and soprano Eugénie Mayer (1818–1880).[1] He made his debut in 1860 at Her Majesty's Theatre in London as Don Giovanni.[2]

He married and had a son, baritone Alberto García (1875–1946).

In 1880 he was a professor of singing at the Royal Academy of Music, where he worked till 1890. He also taught at the Guildhall School of Music from 1883 to 1910 and since 1884 at the Royal College of Music until his illness.

He died on June 12, 1925.


  • The Actors' Art: a Practical Treatise on Stage Declamation, Public Speaking and Deportment. London: T. Pettitt & Co., 1882[3]
  • The Singing Teacher's Note Book, a Short Synopsis of Voice Production for Teachers of Singing and Examination Candidates. London: Boosey & Co., 1910.
  • A guide to Solo Singing. Containing Full Instructions for Singing, with a Detailed Analysis of Some Well-Known Works and Songs. London: Stainer, Novello, Ewer & Co., 1914



  1. ^ Allan Keiler. Marian Anderson: A Singer's Journey. p. 74. Gustave Garcia was the son of Manuel Garcia the younger, the most famous singing teacher of the nineteenth century. ... 
  2. ^ Robin May (1977). A companion to the opera. His son Gustave Garcia (1837-1925) was a baritone and teacher who sang at La Scala after making his debut in London ... 
  3. ^ Unless otherise indicated, this section is sourced from Manuel García, L'isola disabitata (edited by Teresa Radomski and James Radomski). Middleton, WI: A-R Editions, 2006, p. xxii. ISBN 978-0-89579-594-6
  4. ^ "Béatrice La Palme". The Canadian Encyclopedia (2010 ed.). Retrieved 2010-07-04. She left for London in 1895, as first winner of the Lord Strathcona scholarship to the RCM, and studied there with Enrique Fernandez Arbos. Shortly thereafter she began studying voice with Gustave Garcia and sang at an RCM concert in July 1898. ...