Miliza Korjus

Miliza Elizabeth Korjus [militsa] (August 18,1909 – August 26, 1980) was a Polish-born ethnic Estonian coloratura soprano opera singer, who later appeared in Hollywood films. Her birth year has been reported as uncertain, and ranges from 1900 to 1912, according to various sources but her daughter, Melissa Wells, is absolutely certain the year was 1909 and that her mother knew such. She later became a naturalized United States citizen. She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in 1938 for her performance in The Great Waltz.

Birth and Death Data: Born August 18th, 1909 (Warsaw), Died August 21st, 1980 (Culver City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1938

Roles Represented in DAHR: soprano vocal

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor PBS-026291 10-in. 12/11/1938 Tales from the Vienna Woods Nathaniel Finston ; Miliza Korjus ; MGM Studio Orchestra ; Toscha Seidel Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra and violin solo vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor PBS-026292 10-in. 12/11/1938 Tales from the Vienna Woods Nathaniel Finston ; Miliza Korjus ; MGM Studio Orchestra ; Toscha Seidel Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra and violin solo vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor PBS-026293 10-in. 12/11/1938 There will come a time Nathaniel Finston ; Miliza Korjus ; MGM Studio Orchestra ; Toscha Seidel Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra and violin solo vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor PBS-026294 10-in. 12/11/1938 One day when we were young Nathaniel Finston ; Miliza Korjus ; MGM Studio Orchestra ; Toscha Seidel Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra and violin solo vocalist, soprano vocal  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Korjus, Miliza," accessed September 28, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104220.

Korjus, Miliza. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved September 28, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104220.

"Korjus, Miliza." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 28 September 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104220

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