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Enrico Tamberlick

Enrico Tamberlick

A carte-de-visite portrait of the celebrated tenor Enrico Tamberlick (1820-1889).

The Italian (or possibly Romanian) tenor Enrico Tamberlick (sometimes spelt Tamberlik or Tamberlinck) was born on 16 March 1820. He made his début at Rome in December 1837, and performed at Covent Garden regularly from 1850 to 1864, and then again in 1870. One of the first tenors to reach a high ‘C’, he also appeared in New York, Paris, Madrid and St. Petersburg. He interpreted the operas of Berlioz, Rossini and Verdi; on 10 November 1862 in St. Petersburg he created the role of Don Alvaro in Verdi’s La Forza del Destino.

Enrico Tamberlick died on 13 March 1889.

Photographed by Disdéri of Paris.


Code: 123066
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