David, Giacomo , Italian tenor, father of Giovanni David; b. Presezzo, near Bergamo, 1750; d. Bergamo, Dec. 31,1830. He studied in Naples, and made his debut in 1773 in Milan. He then made many appearances at La Scala in Milan (1782–83; 1799–1800; 1802–03; 1806–08), and also sang in concert in London (1791). David was a featured singer at the first performances given at the Teatro Nuovo in Trieste (1801) and at the Teatro Carcano in Milan (1803).
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