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Edward Johnson

Edward Patrick Johnson, CBE (22 August 1878 – 20 April 1959) was a Canadian operatic tenor who was billed outside North America as Edoardo Di Giovanni. He became general manager of the Metropolitan Opera in Manhattan, New York City from 1935 to 1950.

Birth and Death Data: Born August 22, 1878 (Guelph), Died April 20, 1959 (Guelph)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1914 - 1941

Roles Represented in DAHR: tenor vocal, composer

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= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-23457 10-in. 11/6/1919 Vesti la giubba Edward Johnson Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-23458 10-in. 11/6/1919 Land of the long ago Edward Johnson Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-23459 10-in. 11/6/1919 Her bright smile haunts me still Edward Johnson Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor C-23460 12-in. 11/7/1919 Una parola sola Edward Johnson Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-23461 10-in. 11/7/1919 Ch'ella mi creda Edward Johnson Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-23462 10-in. 11/7/1919 I love, and the world is mine Edward Johnson Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-23759 10-in. 3/5/1920 Sunrise and you Edward Johnson Tenor vocal solo, with violin and orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-23759 10-in. 6/7/1928 Sunrise and you Edward Johnson Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-23760 10-in. 3/5/1920 Because you're here Edward Johnson Tenor vocal solo, with violin and orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-24170 10-in. 6/17/1920 Just that one hour Edward Johnson Tenor vocal solo, with harp, violin, and orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-24171 10-in. 6/17/1920 Amor ti vieta di non amar Edward Johnson Tenor vocal solo, with piano and orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-24172 10-in. 6/17/1920 Heart to heart (I hold you, dear) Edward Johnson Tenor vocal solo, with celeste and orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-24173 10-in. 6/7/1928 Lassie o' mine Edward Johnson Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-24173 10-in. 6/17/1920 Lassie o' mine Edward Johnson Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor C-24174 12-in. 6/18/1920 If with all your hearts Edward Johnson Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-25366 10-in. 6/23/1921 Someone worth while Edward Johnson Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-25367 10-in. 6/23/1921 The want of you Edward Johnson Tenor vocal solo, with harp and orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-25368 10-in. 6/23/1921 I had a flower Edward Johnson Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-25369 10-in. 6/23/1921 I love you more Edward Johnson Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-29001 10-in. 11/8/1923 Elle ne croyait pas Edward Johnson Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-29002 10-in. 11/8/1923 Tho' shadows fall Edward Johnson Tenor vocal solo, with violin obbligato and orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-29003 10-in. 11/8/1923 Colleen o' mine Edward Johnson Tenor vocal solo, with harp and orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-29004 10-in. 11/8/1923 Run on home Edward Johnson Tenor vocal solo, with harp and orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-32532 10-in. 4/22/1925 Dear one Edward Johnson Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-32533 10-in. 4/22/1925 I'll see you in my dreams Edward Johnson Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor CVE-45265 12-in. 6/11/1928 Racconto di Rodolfo Edward Johnson Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor CVE-45266 12-in. 6/11/1928 Vesti la giubba Edward Johnson Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-45612 10-in. 6/7/1928 O Canada Edward Johnson Tenor vocal solo, with male vocal quartet and orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-45613 10-in. 6/7/1928 The Maple Leaf forever Edward Johnson Tenor vocal solo, with male vocal quartet and orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor CVE-45614 12-in. 6/8/1928 Air de la fleur Edward Johnson Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor CVE-45615 12-in. 6/8/1928 Depuis lontemps j'habitais Edward Johnson Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BS-063330 10-in. 4/3/1941 Jersey bounce Earl Hines Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor [Trial 1919-10-24-01] Not documented 10/24/1919 Vesti la giubba Edward Johnson Tenor vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor [Trial 1919-10-24-02] Not documented 10/24/1919 Roses of Picardy Edward Johnson Tenor vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia 42187 10-in. approximately 1915 or later Mother o' mine Edward Johnson Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia 42198 10-in. approximately 1915 or later O come with me in the summer night Edward Johnson Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia 74741 12-in. approximately 1915 Il santo Grall Edward Johnson Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia 74742 12-in. approximately 1915 Soltanto un arma val Edward Johnson Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia 74746 12-in. 1914 or before The garden of sleep Edoardo Di Giovanni Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia 74758 12-in. 1914 or before Ah, moon of my delight Edoardo Di Giovanni Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Brunswick LAT1000 10-in. 2/11/1931 Echoes from de cotton fields Edward Johnson Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Johnson, Edward," accessed April 15, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109063.

Johnson, Edward. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 15, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109063.

"Johnson, Edward." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 15 April 2024.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109063

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