Manuel Ausensi         (Preiser 89742)
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Manuel Ausensi         (Preiser 89742)
V1786. MANUEL AUSENSI, w.Lamote de Grignon, Cisneros & Argenta Cond.: Arias from Nozze, Don Giovanni, Così fan Tutte, Barbiere, Rigoletto, La Traviata, Ballo, Otello, Faust, Les Pêcheurs de Perles, Hamlet, Andrea Chénier, Pagliacci, La Monteria & Alma de Dios. (Austria) Preiser 89742. – 717281897426


“This Catalan baritone was famous for rôles such as Figaro in BARBIERE. He made his début at the Teatro Liceu in a performance of ANNA BOLENA to mark the centennial of the house. He remained there for 23 seasons but made guest appearances in other opera houses. He was very popular in South America and was a highly popular zarzuela singer in addition to his operatic career.”

“Manuel Ausensi i Albalat was a Catalan baritone who studied singing in Valencia and then in the Municipal Conservatory of Barcelona. His début was in 1946 at the Tivoli Theater. In 1947 he sang in Donizetti's ANNA BOLENA at the Liceu. He was considered particularly outstanding in rôles such as Rigoletto, but also sang eighteenth century music such as Mozart and Cimarosa, as well as French romantic opera at the Liceu for thirteen consecutive seasons. He recorded a famous full version of THE BARBER OF SEVILLE conducted by Silvio Varviso and co-starring Teresa Berganza and Ugo Benelli in 1964. He also recorded the leading rôle in several Spanish operettas: LA CALESERA, EL CASERÍO, LOS GAVILANES, KATIUSKA, LA LEGIÓ D'HONOR and JUGAR CON FUEGO. He retired in 1973, but in 1990 he returned for a benefit concert for the Opera House in Catalonia. In 1997 he received the Creu de Sant Jordi.”

- Z. D. Akron