December 31, 2011

Eugénie García

Wife and student of Manuel García, Eugénie (née Mayer) García (1818-1880) sang with the Opera Comique in Paris and became a noted singing teacher. She left her husband after a few years, afterwhich he decamped to London, marrying an Englishwoman with whom he had two daughters after his estranged wife died at the age of sixty-two. Manuel and Eugénie's child, Gustave García, became an actor and wrote a book titled The Actor's Art.

Images from the New York Public Library Digital Library


  1. Daniel, Happy New Year to you! Let's meet up in the new year - we come to the city quite often.

  2. Blue: that would be lovely! I look forward to meeting you.


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