Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers

Oct 30, 2014

Juan García (Tenor) ( Sarrión 1896 - Buenos Aires 1969)

His full name was Juan Francisco García Muñoz. He was born in 1896 in Sarrión, Spian. In 1924 he went to Italy and studied singing under  Arnaldo Galliera. In 1925 he made his debut at the Teatro del Casino Municipal de San Remo as Duke in ‘’Rigoletto’’. The same year he made his spanish debut at the Teatro Tívoli de Barcelona in ‘’Manon’’ opposite Genoveva Vix. Then he made guest appearances in Egypt with the opera company of Pietro Mascagni, then again performed in Italy as a partner of Toti Dal Monte at the Teatro La Fenice de Venecia. In 1927 he sang at the Teatro de la Zarzuela in Madrid as Almaviva in ‘’Il Brbiere di Siviglia’’opposite Conchita Supervía. In 1929 at the Tatro Marín de Teruel he again appeared in ‘’Manon’’  and ‘’Il Barbiere di Siviglia’’. At the beginning of the 1930’s opera almost is not represented in Spain and he devoted himself especially to the Zarzuelas. In 1935 he initiated a short cinematographic career. In 1936, his spectacle was hired by Radio Belgrano, of  Buenos Aires. Despite leaving more than two hundred recordings, he died in the negligence in the Argentine capital on August 14, 1969 of a heart attack.

Chronology of some appearances

1925 San Remo Teatro del Casino Municipal
1925 Barcelona Teatro Tívoli 
1926 Venecia Teatro La Fenice
1927 Madrid Teatro de la Zarzuela


Parlophon, Barcelona 1930
Barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini): Se il mio nome B 26007-I  76195
Manon (Massenet): En fermant les yeux 26007-II 76213

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