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date: 18 November 2019

Tamberlik [Tamberlick], Enrico locked

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(b Rome, March 16, 1820; d Paris, March 13, 1889). Italian tenor . He studied in Rome, Naples and Bologna. At the age of 18 he sang Gennaro in a semi-private performance of Lucrezia Borgia, but his official début, under the name of Danieli, was in 1841 at the Teatro del Fondo, Naples, as Tebaldo (I Capuleti e i Montecchi). At the S Carlo in 1843 he appeared (as Tamberlik) in Nicolai’s Il templario. He made his London début in 1850 as Masaniello at Covent Garden, where he appeared regularly until 1864, singing Rossini’s Otello, Arnold (Guillaume Tell), Florestan, Max, Pollione, Zampa, Ernani, Robert le diable, John of Leyden, Gounod’s Faust, Hugo (Spohr’s Faust) and Alphonse (La favorite), a baritone role. He also sang the title role of Benvenuto Cellini (1853) and Manrico in Il trovatore (1855, both British premières....

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