Gayarre, Julián (Sebastián)
- Elizabeth Forbes
(b Valle de Roncal, Pamplona, Jan 9, 1844; d Madrid, Jan 2, 1890). Spanish tenor. After studying in Madrid with Melchiorre Vidal, and Milan, he made his début in 1867 as Danieli (Les vêpres siciliennes) at Varese. He sang in Bilbao, Parma, Vienna, St Petersburg, Milan, where he created Enzo in La Gioconda (1876), and Rome, where he sang in the premiere of Libani’s Il conte verde (1873) and in Donizetti’s posthumous Le duc d’Albe (Henri, 1882). He made his Covent Garden début in 1877 as Fernand (La favorite) and over the next decade sang Don Ottavio, Elvino, Arturo, Edgardo, Gennaro (Lucrezia Borgia), Ernani, the Duke, Riccardo (Un ballo in maschera), Faust, Raoul, John of Leyden (Le prophète), Vasco da Gama, Alim (Le roi de Lahore), and Sobinin in the first performance in Britain of ...