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Lablache, Luigilocked

  • Philip E.J. Robinson
  •  and Elizabeth Forbes


(b Naples, 6 Dec 1794; d Naples, 23 Jan 1858). Italian bass. The son of an expatriate French merchant and an Irishwoman, he became the most famous bass of his generation. He entered the Conservatorio della Pietà dei Turchini, Naples, at the age of 12, and began his operatic career as a ...

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