Crivelli, Gaetano

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Crivelli, Gaetano

Crivelli, Gaetano , Italian tenor; b. Brescia, Oct. 20, 1768; d. there, July 10, 1836. He made his debut in Brescia in 1794, and then sang in Verona, Palermo, Venice, and Naples. After studies in Naples with Nozzari and Aprile, he made his first appearance at Milan’s La Scala in 1805. On Jan. 19, 1811, he made his Paris debut in Paisiello’s Pino. He made his London debut at the King’s Theatre as Ulysses in Cimarosa’s Penelope on Jan. 11, 1817. On March 7, 1824, he created the role of Adriano in Meyerbeer’s II Crodato in Egitto in Venice, which role he made his own and which he chose for his farewell performance in 1831. He also sang in operas by Mozart and Pae’r. His son, Domenico Crivelli (b. Brescia, June 7, 1793; d. London, Nov. 11, 1851), was a singing teacher and composer who pursued his career in London. He publ. The Art of Singing and New Solfeggios for the Cultivation of the Bass Voice (London, 2nd ed., 1844).

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