(b Zafra, Madrid, 1805; d London, 1906). Sp. bass and singing teacher, son of above. Trained in singing by his father, going to USA in 1825 where he sang Figaro in Il barbiere di Siviglia in NY. From 1829 devoted himself to teaching. Prof. of singing, Paris Cons. 1847–50. First to make scientific study of v. production. Invented laryngoscope, 1855. Pubd. Mémoire sur la voix humaine (1840) and Traité complet de l'art du chant (1840, trans. into It., Ger., and Eng.). Settled in London 1848, becoming prof. at RAM until 1895. Pupils incl. Jenny Lind, Julius Stockhausen, Santley, and Mathilde Marchesi.
From The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music in Oxford Reference.