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Risë Stevens

Risë Stevens (; June 11, 1913 – March 20, 2013) was an American operatic mezzo-soprano and actress. Beginning in 1938, she sang for the Metropolitan Opera in New York City for more than two decades during the 1940s and 1950s. She was most noted for her portrayals of the central character in Carmen by Georges Bizet. From 1963 to 1968 she was director of the Metropolitan Opera National Company.

Birth and Death Data: Born June 11, 1913 (New York City), Died March 20, 2013 (New York City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1935 - 1950

Roles Represented in DAHR: mezzo-soprano

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Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor CS-89596 12-in. 4/24/1935 Gems from My Maryland Nathaniel Shilkret ; Victor Light Opera Company Mixed vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra vocalist, mezzo-soprano  
Victor CS-89598 12-in. 4/24/1935 Gems from Blossom time Nathaniel Shilkret ; Victor Light Opera Company Mixed vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra vocalist, mezzo-soprano  
Victor E0RB-4640 10-in. 5/19/1950 Moonbeams Frank Black ; RCA Victor Orchestra ; Risë Stevens Mezzo-soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, mezzo-soprano  
Victor E0RB-4642 10-in. 5/19/1950 Toyland Frank Black ; RCA Victor Orchestra ; Risë Stevens Mezzo-soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, mezzo-soprano  
Victor E0RB-4707 10-in. 5/26/1950 Rose of the world Frank Black ; RCA Victor Orchestra ; Risë Stevens Mezzo-soprano vocal solo, with orchestra and vocal chorus vocalist, mezzo-soprano  
Victor E0RB-4708 10-in. 5/26/1950 Because you're you Frank Black ; RCA Victor Orchestra ; Risë Stevens Mezzo-soprano vocal solo, with orchestra and chorus vocalist, mezzo-soprano  
Victor E0RB-4709 10-in. 5/26/1950 Gypsy love song Frank Black ; RCA Victor Orchestra ; Risë Stevens Mezzo-soprano vocal solo, with orchestra and chorus vocalist, mezzo-soprano  
Victor E0RB-4710 10-in. 5/26/1950 I can't do the sum Frank Black ; RCA Victor Orchestra ; Risë Stevens Mezzo-soprano vocal solo, with chorus and orchestra vocalist, mezzo-soprano  
Columbia HCO534 10-in. approximately 1941 Forgive Robert Armbruster ; Nelson Eddy ; Risë Stevens Vocal duet (mezzo-soprano and baritone), with chorus and orchestra vocalist, mezzo-soprano  
Columbia HCO535 10-in. approximately 1941 The chocolate soldier Robert Armbruster ; Nelson Eddy ; Risë Stevens Vocal duet (mezzo-soprano and baritone), with orchestra vocalist, mezzo-soprano  
Columbia HCO536 10-in. approximately 1941 Ti-ra-la-la Robert Armbruster ; Risë Stevens Mezzo-soprano vocal solo, with female chorus and orchestra vocalist, mezzo-soprano  
Columbia HCO537 10-in. approximately 1941 Sympathy Robert Armbruster ; Nelson Eddy ; Risë Stevens Vocal duet (mezzo-soprano and baritone), with orchestra vocalist, mezzo-soprano  
Columbia HCO541 10-in. approximately 1941 My hero Robert Armbruster ; Nelson Eddy ; Risë Stevens Vocal duet (mezzo-soprano and baritone), with orchestra vocalist, mezzo-soprano  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Stevens, Risë," accessed July 24, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103545.

Stevens, Risë. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 24, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103545.

"Stevens, Risë." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 24 July 2024.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103545

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