Personalities | Adolphe Nourrit | Early Romantic | Opera
Adolphe Nourrit, the French tenor, made his debut at the Paris Opéra in 1821, singing Pylade in Gluck’s Iphigénie en Tauride. Nourrit remained at the Opéra until 1837, singing, among other roles, Mozart’s Don Giovanni and Rossini’s Otello. Nourrit was a brilliant all-round performer, charming his audiences with his subtle, expressive voice and riveting them with his acting talent. Berlioz, for one, found Nourrit ‘electrifying’. In addition, Nourrit was a gifted writer; Meyerbeer found his help invaluable while composing Les Huguenots, calling him the ‘second father’ of the opera. After leaving the Paris Opéra in 1837, Nourrit successfully toured Belgium and France. Tragically, one asset Nourrit did not possess was mental stability, which left him vulnerable to melancholia. Problems with his voice, perhaps through over-use, exacerbated the problem and in Naples, in 1839, Nourrit, 37, committed suicide in a fit of depression.
An extensive music information resource, bringing together the talents and expertise of a wide range of editors and musicologists, including Stanley Sadie, Charles Wilson, Paul Du Noyer, Tony Byworth, Bob Allen, Howard Mandel, Cliff Douse, William Schafer, John Wilson...
Classical, Rock, Blues, Jazz, Country and more. Flame Tree has been making encyclopaedias and guides about music for over 20 years. Now Flame Tree Pro brings together a huge canon of carefully curated information on genres, styles, artists and instruments. It's a perfect tool for study, and entertaining too, a great companion to our music books.
The ultimate story of a life of rock music, from the 1950s to the present day.
Fantastic new, unofficial biography covers
his life, music, art and movies, with a
sweep of incredible photographs.