I wish to thank Helmut Krautschneider for the picture.
|Adolphe Nourrit was the son of the well known tenor Louis Nourrit (1780 - 1831). Adolphe Nourrit was born in 1802 and died in 1839. He was a dramatic tenor, who studied with his father and Garcia. He was also considered a great actor. The famous tenor committed suicide at the age of 37 in Naples, after giving what he considered to be a poor performance of Norma , because he was afraid he had lost his voice. Rossini, Auber, Halevy and others composed major roles just for him. Frederick Chopin played at his funeral service in Marseille (March 1839).|
|His father Louis Nourrit, tenor, was born on 4th August 1780 in Montpellier and died on 23rd September 1831. His teachers were Guichard and Pierre Jean Garat. He made his debut as Renaud in Armide by Gluck, on 3rd March 1803. He sang in premieres of more than a few new operas like 'Virginie' by Berton, 'Triomphe de Trajan' by Persius, 'Triomphe du Mois de Mars' by Kreutzer etc. He Created also Alcibiade in 'Lasthenie' by Hérold, Cléomene in 'Siège of Corinthe' by Rossini, Alcibiade in 'Lasthenie' by Hérold and was also the Old Shepherd in 'Belle au Bois Dormant' by Carafa. After his retirement he was teaching singing and his pupils were his son Adolphe and Hermann-Léon among others.|
I want to thanks Lynn Samohel for the picture and notes.
I want to thanks Claude Ribou for the picture
Reference: The Donizetti Society, Journal 7, Giancarlo Landini, Nourrit e Donizetti, Appendice N. 1, Appunti per una cronologia della carriera di Adolphe Nourrit.