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Garcia

Garcia, Manuel (1775-1832), a singer and composer, was born at Seville. He first appeared as a tenor at Cadiz and Madrid, and in 1808 sang in Italian opera at Paris. He went also to Italy and to London, and in 1325 travelled with a company to New York and Mexico. On this expedition he was robbed, and was compelled upon his return to Paris to give singing lessons for a livelihood, as his voice had gone. Two of his pupils were his daughters, Pauline and Maria, better known as Mesdames Viardot-Garcia and Malibran. His best composition was the Caliph of Bagdad.