See also:English vocalist, son of an organist at Liverpool, was
See also:born on the 28th of
See also:February 1834 . He was given a thorough musical
See also:education, and having determined to adopt the career of a
See also:singer, he went in 1855 to Milan and studied under Gaetano Nava . He had a
See also:fine baritone
See also:voice, and while in Italy he began singing small parts in
See also:opera . In 1857 he returned to
See also:London, and on 16th
See also:November made his first appearance in the
See also:part of
See also:Adam in The Creation at St
See also:Hall . In 1858, after appearing in
See also:January in The Creation, he sang the title-part in Elijah in
See also:March, both at Exeter Hall . In I859 he sang at Covent
See also:Garden as Hoel in the opera Dinorah, and in 1862 he appeared in
See also:Italian opera in Il Trovatore . He was then engaged by Mapleson for Her
See also:Majesty's, and his
See also:regular connexion with the English operatic stage only ceased in 1870, when he sang as Vanderdecken in The Flying Dutchman . His last appearance in opera was in the same part with the Carl Rosa
See also:Company at the
See also:Lyceum Theatre in 1876 . Meanwhile, in 1861 he sang Elijah at the
See also:Birmingham Festival, and in 1862 was engaged for the
See also:Handel Festival at the Crystal Palace . At the musical festivals and on the concert stage his success was immense . In such songs as " To Anthea," "
See also:Simon the Cellarer " or " Maid of Athens," he was unapproachable, and his
See also:oratorio singing carried on the finesttraditions of his
See also:art . He was knighted in 1907 .
See also:Santley married Gertrude Kemble, and their daughter, Edith Santley, had a
See also:great success as a concert singer .
GIOVANNI SANTINI (1787-1877)
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