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Adolphe Nouritt by Franck

Adolphe Nouritt by Franck
(3 March 1802 – 8 March 1839)
French Tenor
Studied singing and musical theory with his father(Louis Nourrit) and then, despite his father's objections, took lessons with Manuel del Pópulo Vicente García.Made his professional operatic debut in 1821 as Pylades in Gluck's Iphigénie en Tauride. While at the Opéra, he became a pupil of Gioachino Rossini with whom he would work frequently. Nourrit created all principal tenor roles in Rossini's French operas, namely Néocles in Le siège de Corinthe (1826), Aménophis in the revised version of Moïse et Pharaon (1827), the title role in Le comte Ory (1828), and Arnold in William Tell (1829). He was also the first to perform the roles of Masaniello in Auber's La muette de Portici (1828), Robert in Meyerbeer's Robert le Diable, Eleazar in Halévy's La Juive (1835), and Raoul in Meyerbeer's Les Huguenots (1836), among other parts