Edith Helena

Edith Helena (1876–1956) was an American singer of the Vaudeville era, although she also sang in opera as well.

She was born in New York City under the name of Edith Helen Seymour, however her stage name was Italianised to Edith Helena. She became famous for having a singing voice spanning four octaves, which also enabled her to perform violin imitations.

Birth and Death Data: Born January 1st, 1876, Died January 1st, 1956

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1897 - 1923

Roles Represented in DAHR: soprano vocal

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 49 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Berliner 357 7-in. Before Apr. 1899 Annie Laurie Helen Jenynge [i.e., Edith Helena] Soprano vocal solo vocalist, soprano vocal  
Berliner 360 7-in. Oct. 1897 Comin’ thro’ the rye Helen Jennings [i.e., Edith Helena] Female vocal solo vocalist, soprano vocal  
Berliner 397 7-in. Before Apr. 1899 Lullaby Helen Jenynge [i.e., Edith Helena] Soprano vocal solo vocalist, soprano vocal  
Berliner 3654 7-in. Before Apr. 1899 Last night Helen Jennings [i.e., Edith Helena] Soprano vocal solo vocalist, soprano vocal  
Berliner 3660 7-in. Oct. 1898 Melba waltz Helen Jenynge [i.e., Edith Helena] Soprano vocal solo vocalist, soprano vocal  
Berliner 3676 7-in. 3/7/1899 Ave Maria Helen Jenynge [i.e., Edith Helena] Soprano vocal solo vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor B-66 10-in. 6/10/1903 The star spangled banner Edith Helena Female vocal solo, with band vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor A-71 7-in. 6/10/1903 Se saran rose Edith Helena Soprano vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor B-71 10-in. 6/10/1903 Se saran rose Edith Helena Soprano vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor A-72 7-in. 6/10/1903 Ah! non giunge Edith Helena Soprano vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor B-72 10-in. 6/10/1903 Ah! non giunge Edith Helena Soprano vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor A-73 7-in. 6/10/1903 The last rose of summer Edith Helena Soprano vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor B-73 10-in. 6/10/1903 The last rose of summer Edith Helena Soprano vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor A-74 7-in. 6/10/1903 Comin' thro' the rye Edith Helena Soprano vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor B-74 10-in. 6/10/1903 Comin' thro' the rye Edith Helena Soprano vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor A-75 7-in. 6/10/1903 Bonnie sweet Bessie, the maid o' Dundee Edith Helena Soprano vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor B-75 10-in. 6/10/1903 Bonnie sweet Bessie, the maid o' Dundee Edith Helena Soprano vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor A-534 7-in. 10/9/1903 Thou brilliant bird Edith Helena Soprano vocal solo vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor B-534 10-in. 10/9/1903 Thou brilliant bird Edith Helena Soprano vocal solo vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor A-535 7-in. 10/9/1903 The swallows Edith Helena Soprano vocal solo vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor B-535 10-in. 10/9/1903 The swallows Edith Helena Soprano vocal solo vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor A-536 7-in. 10/9/1903 Jewel aria Edith Helena Soprano vocal solo vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor B-536 10-in. 10/9/1903 Jewel aria Edith Helena Soprano vocal solo vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor A-537 7-in. 10/9/1903 Violin imitation Edith Helena Soprano vocal solo vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor B-2227 10-in. 2/8/1905 Ah! non giunge Edith Helena Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
(Results 1-25 of 49 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Helena, Edith," accessed November 23, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107857.

Helena, Edith. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 23, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107857.

"Helena, Edith." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 23 November 2020.

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