Hugo Felix (19 November 1866 – 25 August 1934), born Felix Hugo Hayman, was an Austrian composer of operettas and musicals born in Budapest, Hungary.
Felix's parents were and Hungarian–Austrian merchant, Mori[t]z Hayman (died 1896) and a Slovakian–Austrian mother, Eugenie Bachrich (died 1908). He was educated in Vienna, graduated from Vienna University with a Doctorate in Science, but decided to pursue music instead of chemistry.
His first operetta was Die Kätzchen, first produced in Lemberg in 1890 and in Vienna in 1892. His other works included Husarenblut (1894, Vienna), Rhodope (1900, Vienna and Berlin), Madame Sherry (1902, Berlin – his biggest success) and The Merveilleuses (1906, London). As music director of musical director of the Carltheater in Vienna from the late 1890s to 1906, he imported several British works to Vienna, adapting both librettos and scores. He also contributed interpolated numbers to several musical comedies
Felix later went to the US where Madame Sherry met with success, in 1912, and composed several more shows. He remained in the US for the remainder of his life and died in Los Angeles, California, aged sixty-seven.
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Birth and Death Data: Born November 19, 1866 (Vienna), Died August 24, 1934 (Los Angeles)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1905 - 1924
Roles Represented in DAHR: composer
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|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||B-17386||10-in.||3/28/1916||In the dark||Mitzi Hajos||Female vocal solo, with celeste and orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-17387||10-in.||3/28/1916||Evelyn||Mitzi Hajos||Female vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-17432||10-in.||4/4/1916||Pom pom medley one-step||Victor Military Band||Band||composer|
|Victor||B-24066||10-in.||5/25/1920||Lassie||Joseph C. Smith's Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Victor||B-24488||10-in.||9/22/1920||The sweetheart shop||Roy Bargy ; Benson Orchestra of Chicago||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Columbia||79249||10-in.||6/7/1920||Didn't you?||Happy Six||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Columbia||79336||10-in.||7/9/1920||Didn't you?||Happy Six||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Columbia||80242||10-in.||3/14/1922||I want you||Ray Miller Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Columbia||48702||12-in.||4/15/1916||Evelyn||Prince's Band ; G. Hepburn Wilson||Band||composer|
|Edison||4568||10-in.||3/9/1916||Pom pom airs||Light Opera Company [Edison]||Mixed vocal chorus, with orchestra||composer|
|Edison||7358||10-in.||5/20/1920||Lassie waltz||Lenzberg's Riverside Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Edison||9503||10-in.||5/8/1924||Love's young dream||Charles Hart ; Elizabeth Spencer||Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra||composer|
|Edison||9504||10-in.||5/8/1924||Peg o' my dreams||Charles Hart||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Gramophone||3572L||10-in.||ca. 1905||Madame Scherry : Aria||Józef Redo||Baritone vocal solo||composer|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Felix, Hugo," accessed March 25, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108503.
Felix, Hugo. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved March 25, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108503.
"Felix, Hugo." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 25 March 2023.
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LCNAR: Felix, Hugo, 1866-1934 - http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no00062211
Wikidata: Hugo Felix - http://www.wikidata.org/entity/Q1635015
MusicBrainz: Hugo Felix - https://musicbrainz.org/artist/2b9a3419-9a45-4385-bcbd-bbe69c9cd6ba
ISNI: 0000 0001 1794 8402 - http://www.isni.org/isni/0000000117948402
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