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Eleanora de Cisneros

Eleonora de Cisneros (October 31, 1878 – February 3, 1934) was an American opera singer. She was a singer for the Metropolitan Opera company and became one of their principal singers. She was the first American-trained opera singer hired by the Metropolitan Opera company. During the early twentieth century, she performed at major opera houses in the United States, Cuba, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, South America and Russia.

Cisneros toured the United States during World War I, singing in plays at no charge to raise funds for the Red Cross and marketing millions of dollars worth of Liberty bonds. In her later life, she was a singing teacher.

Birth and Death Data: Born October 31, 1878 (Manhattan), Died February 3, 1934 (Manhattan)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1908 - 1914

Roles Represented in DAHR: mezzo-soprano

Notes: Also sings in contralto range.

= Recordings are available for online listening.
= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 49 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia 37075 12-in. 11/24/1914 Voce di donna o d'angelo Eleanora de Cisneros Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, mezzo-soprano  
Columbia 37076 12-in. ca. 1914 O mio Fernando Eleanora de Cisneros Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, mezzo-soprano  
Columbia 37077 12-in. 11/23/1914 O don fatale Eleanora de Cisneros Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, mezzo-soprano  
Columbia 37078 12-in. 11/23/1914 Lieti signor Eleanora de Cisneros Mezzo-soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, mezzo-soprano  
Columbia 37098 12-in. 12/15/1914 Che farò senza Euridice Eleanora de Cisneros Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, mezzo-soprano  
Columbia 37117 12-in. ca. 1914 Gypsy song Eleanora de Cisneros Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, mezzo-soprano  
Columbia 10198 10-in. approximately 1903 to 1908 Habanera Eleanora de Cisneros Female vocal solo vocalist, mezzo-soprano  
Edison 182 12-in. between 7/19/1910 and 7/22/1910 Aida and Amneris Eleanora de Cisneros ; Carolina White Vocal duet (soprano and mezzo-soprano), with orchestra vocalist, mezzo-soprano  
Edison 260 Not documented approximately Aug. 1910 Connais-tu le pays? Eleanora de Cisneros Mezzo-soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, mezzo-soprano  
Edison 261 Not documented approximately Aug. 1910 Stride la vampa! Eleanora de Cisneros Mezzo-soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, mezzo-soprano  
Edison 262 12-in. approximately Aug. 1910 Nobil signori, saluta Eleanora de Cisneros Mezzo-soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, mezzo-soprano  
Edison 275 Not documented approximately Sept. 1910 Ai nostre monti Eleanora de Cisneros ; Leo Slezak Vocal duet (mezzo-soprano and tenor), with orchestra vocalist, mezzo-soprano  
Edison 279 12-in. approximately Sept. 1910 O toi qui m'abandones Eleanora de Cisneros Mezzo-soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, mezzo-soprano  
Edison 280 12-in. approximately Sept. 1910 Cavatina Eleanora de Cisneros Mezzo-soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, mezzo-soprano  
Edison 281 12-in. approximately Sept. 1910 Suicidio Eleanora de Cisneros Mezzo-soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, mezzo-soprano  
Edison 282 12-in. approximately Sept. 1910 O don fatale Eleanora de Cisneros Mezzo-soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, mezzo-soprano  
Edison 284 12-in. approximately Sept. 1910 Ah! Mon fils Eleanora de Cisneros Mezzo-soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, mezzo-soprano  
Edison 601 10-in. 4/11/1911 Ben Bolt Eleanora de Cisneros Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, mezzo-soprano  
Edison 602 10-in. 4/11/1911 Believe me if all those endearing young charms Eleanora de Cisneros Mezzo-soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, mezzo-soprano  
Edison 603 10-in. 4/12/1911 The rosary Eleanora de Cisneros Mezzo-soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, mezzo-soprano  
Edison 604 10-in. 4/12/1911 Old folks at home Eleanora de Cisneros Mezzo-soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, mezzo-soprano  
Edison 605 10-in. 4/12/1911 Kathleen Mavourneen Eleanora de Cisneros Mezzo-soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, mezzo-soprano  
Edison 606 12-in. 4/12/1911 O mio Fernando Eleanora de Cisneros Mezzo-soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, mezzo-soprano  
Edison 608 10-in. approximately Apr. 1911 Voce di donna o d'angelo Eleanora de Cisneros Mezzo-soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, mezzo-soprano  
Edison 609 10-in. approximately Apr. 1911 Mon cœur s'ouvre à ta voix Eleanora de Cisneros Mezzo-soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, mezzo-soprano  
(Results 1-25 of 49 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Cisneros, Eleanora de," accessed May 22, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109273.

Cisneros, Eleanora de. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 22, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109273.

"Cisneros, Eleanora de." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 22 May 2024.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109273

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