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Bidu Sayão

Balduína "Bidu" de Oliveira Sayão (pronounced bee-DOO sigh-OW) (May 11, 1902 – March 13, 1999) was a Brazilian opera soprano. One of Brazil's most famous musicians, Sayão was a leading artist of the Metropolitan Opera in New York City from 1937 to 1952.

Birth and Death Data: Born May 11th, 1902 (Rio de Janeiro), Died March 12th, 1999 (Maine)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1933 - 1939

Roles Represented in DAHR: soprano vocal

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BBVE-65852 10-in. 9/14/1933 Serenata Orchestra Victor Brasileira ; Bidu Sayão Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor BBVE-65853 10-in. 9/14/1933 Canção da felicidade Orchestra Victor Brasileira ; Bidu Sayão Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor BBVE-65854 10-in. 9/14/1933 Cantiga Orchestra Victor Brasileira ; Bidu Sayão Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor BCVE-65862 12-in. C'era una volta un principe Giovanni Giannetti ; Bidu Sayão Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor BCVE-65863 12-in. Gentile di cuore Giovanni Giannetti ; Bidu Sayão Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor BCVE-65866 12-in. 10/20/1933 Canto da saudade Bidu Sayão Soprano vocal solo vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor BCVE-65867 12-in. 10/20/1933 Cysnes Bidu Sayão Soprano vocal solo vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor BBVE-65868 10-in. 10/20/1933 A casinha pequéninha Orchestra Victor Brasileira ; Bidu Sayão Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor BS-031132 10-in. 12/30/1938 L'eclat de rire Milne Charnley ; Bidu Sayão Soprano vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor CS-031133 12-in. 12/30/1938 Tristesse (Chopin's etude in E major) Milne Charnley ; Bidu Sayão Soprano vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor CS-031134 12-in. 12/30/1938 Colombetta Milne Charnley ; Bidu Sayão Soprano vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor BS-031135 10-in. 12/30/1938 Chanson du papillon Milne Charnley ; Bidu Sayão Soprano vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor BS-031136 10-in. 12/30/1938 Para ninar Milne Charnley ; Bidu Sayão Soprano vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor BS-031137 10-in. 12/30/1938 Estrellita Bidu Sayão Soprano vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Sayão, Bidú," accessed August 4, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109112.

Sayão, Bidú. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 4, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109112.

"Sayão, Bidú." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 4 August 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109112

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