Manuel Gas i Salvador
Madrid , 5 de setembre de 1905
Barcelona , 2 de desembre de 1995


Lyrical basso and music promoter

His parents settled in Barcelona in 1908 and he was soon drawn into singing by listening to Emili Sagi i Barba. He studied singing at the Conservatori del Liceu and received classes from Lluís Canalda. In 1930 he made his debut in the Sala Olimpia with La favorita, accompanying Hipòlit Lázaro.In 1935, after a four-year training in Milan, he obtained a position at Liceu and sang Rigoletto, La forza del destino and Aida, a repertoire he also performed at the Teatro Calderón in Madrid, with Fleta and Volpi.LyIn 1940, at the express request of Sorozábal, he took part in the premiere of La Tabernera del Puerto in Madrid and continued the season at the Calderón performing with Mercè Capsir. In the following years, he focused on zarzuela and premiered titles such as Marina, La eterna canción, Adiós a la bohemia and Cançó d'amor i de guerra. He accompanied Sorozábal on a tour through Spain, Argentina and Uruguay and in 1948, he founded his own company. He left the stage in 1973, having perfored Don Gil de Alcalá de Penella at Teatre Espanyol in Barcelona

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