Alfonso Ortiz Tirado

Alfonso Ortiz Tirado was an opera singer and medical doctor born in Álamos, Sonora, Mexico. His musical talent was apparent early in life, but he studied at the Escuela Nacional Preparatoria and university to become a doctor. He specialized in gynecology as well as general medicine, and eventually became the personal physician of Frida Kahlo and performed surgery on Agustín Lara. As a musician, he studied under José Pierson and soon afterward had a successful international career as an opera singer, earning the label of “tenor of the Americas.” He was often cast for productions of L'elisir d'amore and Madame Butterfly. He earned a large sum of money doing this, and used it to establish a children’s hospital in Mexico City. Ortiz died in 1960, and was interred at the Panteón Frances de la Piedad. The Festival de Canto Operístico Tirado in the state of Sonora was named after him.

Birth and Death Data: Born January 24th, 1893 (Álamos), Died September 7th, 1960 (Mexico City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1928 - 1939

Roles Represented in DAHR: tenor vocal

Notes: Name appears in Victor catalogs as Alfonso Artiz Tirado. Ruppli Decca notes him as "Alfonso Tirasto."

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 101 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor XVE-53241 10-in. 6/14/1929 Abre tus ojos Alfonso Ortiz Tirado Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor XVE-53242 10-in. 6/14/1929 Flor de mayo Alfonso Ortiz Tirado Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor XVE-53254 10-in. 6/17/1929 Déjame que te bese Alfonso Ortiz Tirado Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor XVE-53255 10-in. 6/17/1929 Nunca te olvidaré Alfonso Ortiz Tirado Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor XVE-53277 10-in. 6/21/1929 Margaritas Alfonso Ortiz Tirado Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor XVE-53278 10-in. 6/20/1929 A una ola Alfonso Ortiz Tirado Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor PBVE-54740 10-in. 3/21/1930 Un sueño Alfonso Ortiz Tirado Tenor vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor PBVE-54741 10-in. 3/21/1930 Florecita Alfonso Ortiz Tirado Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor PBVE-54742 10-in. 3/21/1930 Ella dijo así Alfonso Ortiz Tirado Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor PBVE-54743 10-in. 3/22/1930 Rosa Alfonso Ortiz Tirado Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor PBVE-54744 10-in. 3/22/1930 Campanas de mi tierra Alfonso Ortiz Tirado Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor PBVE-54745 10-in. 3/22/1930 Cobarde Alfonso Ortiz Tirado Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor PBVE-54746 10-in. 3/23/1930 Te quiero dijiste Alfonso Ortiz Tirado Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor PBVE-54747 10-in. 3/23/1930 Clavel sevillano Alfonso Ortiz Tirado Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor PBVE-54750 10-in. 3/24/1930 Por si no te vuelvo a ver Alfonso Ortiz Tirado Tenor vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor PBVE-54753 10-in. 3/24/1930 Tímida Alfonso Ortiz Tirado Tenor vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor PBVE-54754 10-in. 3/24/1930 Lamento gitano Alfonso Ortiz Tirado Tenor vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor PBVE-54756 10-in. 3/23/1930 Cantar lejano Alfonso Ortiz Tirado Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor XVE-64789 10-in. 12/24/1930 Flor de ilusión José Briseño ; Alfonso Ortiz Tirado Tenor vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor XVE-64790 10-in. 12/24/1930 Por un beso tuyo José Briseño ; Alfonso Ortiz Tirado Tenor vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor XVE-64791 10-in. 12/24/1930 Divina mujer José Briseño ; Alfonso Ortiz Tirado Tenor vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor XVE-64794 10-in. 12/26/1930 Yo te perdono mujer José Briseño ; Alfonso Ortiz Tirado Tenor vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor XVE-64795 10-in. 12/26/1930 ¿Qué pretendes? José Briseño ; Alfonso Ortiz Tirado Tenor vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor XVE-64796 10-in. 12/26/1930 Niña José Briseño ; Alfonso Ortiz Tirado Tenor vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor XVE-67005 10-in. 12/29/1930 No sabes llorar José Briseño ; Alfonso Ortiz Tirado Tenor vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, tenor vocal  
(Results 1-25 of 101 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Ortiz Tirado, Alfonso," accessed November 27, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110131.

Ortiz Tirado, Alfonso. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 27, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110131.

"Ortiz Tirado, Alfonso." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 27 November 2020.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110131

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