Alfonso Ortiz Tirado

Alfonso Ortiz Tirado (Álamos, Sonora, 24 January 1893 – Mexico City, 7 September 1960) was an opera singer and medical doctor. His musical talent was apparently evident 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 Madama 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 Francés de la Piedad. The Festival de Canto Operístico Alfonso Ortiz Tirado in the state of Sonora was named after him.

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

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1928 - 1950

Roles Represented in DAHR: tenor vocal

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

= Recordings are available for online listening.
= 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 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  
Victor XVE-67006 10-in. 12/29/1930 España José Briseño ; Alfonso Ortiz Tirado Tenor vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor XVE-67007 10-in. 12/29/1930 Ven aca gitana José Briseño ; Alfonso Ortiz Tirado Tenor vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor XVE-67008 10-in. 12/29/1930 Caminante José Briseño ; Alfonso Ortiz Tirado Tenor vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor XVE-67009 10-in. 12/29/1930 Labios rojos José Briseño ; Alfonso Ortiz Tirado Tenor vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor XVE-67019 10-in. 1/2/1931 Niña de los ojos azules José Briseño ; Alfonso Ortiz Tirado Tenor vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor XVE-67020 10-in. 1/2/1931 Cortesana José Briseño ; Alfonso Ortiz Tirado Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor XVE-67021 10-in. 1/2/1931 Brujería José Briseño ; Alfonso Ortiz Tirado Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor XVE-67022 10-in. 1/2/1931 Altiva José Briseño ; Alfonso Ortiz Tirado Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor XVE-67023 10-in. 1/2/1931 Ojos traicioneros José Briseño ; Alfonso Ortiz Tirado Tenor vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor XVE-67024 10-in. 1/2/1931 Cabellera rubia José Briseño ; Alfonso Ortiz Tirado Tenor vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor XVE-67065 10-in. 1/12/1931 Gotas de amor José Briseño ; Alfonso Ortiz Tirado Tenor vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor XVE-67066 10-in. 1/12/1931 Viva España José Briseño ; Alfonso Ortiz Tirado Tenor vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor XVE-67067 10-in. 1/12/1931 Morena José Briseño ; Alfonso Ortiz Tirado Tenor vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BS-76386 10-in. 6/5/1933 Cabellera blanca Alfredo Cibelli ; Alfonso Ortiz Tirado Tenor vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BS-76459 10-in. 6/14/1933 Madre mía Alfredo Cibelli ; Alfonso Ortiz Tirado ; Rose Tentoni Tenor vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble and vocal obbligato vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BS-76460 10-in. 6/14/1933 Por eso te quiero Alfredo Cibelli ; Alfonso Ortiz Tirado ; Rose Tentoni Tenor vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble and vocal obbligato vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BS-76461 10-in. 6/14/1933 Musmé Alfredo Cibelli ; Alfonso Ortiz Tirado Tenor vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BS-76462 10-in. 6/14/1933 Sentir gitano Alfredo Cibelli ; Alfonso Ortiz Tirado Tenor vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BS-76492 10-in. 6/21/1933 Llora, campana, llora Alfredo Cibelli ; Alfonso Ortiz Tirado Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BS-76493 10-in. 6/21/1933 Hastío Alfredo Cibelli ; Alfonso Ortiz Tirado Tenor vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BS-76494 10-in. 6/21/1933 Palmera Alfredo Cibelli ; Alfonso Ortiz Tirado Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BS-76524 10-in. 6/26/1933 Te quiero Estudiantina Hermanos Hernández ; Alfonso Ortiz Tirado Tenor vocal solo, with instrumental quintet vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BS-76525 10-in. 6/26/1933 Comprendo Estudiantina Hermanos Hernández ; Alfonso Ortiz Tirado Tenor vocal solo, with instrumental quintet vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BS-76526 10-in. 6/26/1933 Traidores labios rojos Estudiantina Hermanos Hernández ; Alfonso Ortiz Tirado Tenor vocal solo, with instrumental quintet vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BS-76527 10-in. 6/26/1933 Bésame Estudiantina Hermanos Hernández ; Alfonso Ortiz Tirado Tenor vocal solo, with instrumental quintet vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BS-76529 10-in. 6/27/1933 Sombras Alfonso Ortiz Tirado Tenor vocal solo, with steel guitar and instrumental ensemble vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BS-76530 10-in. 6/27/1933 Ventanita colonial Alfonso Ortiz Tirado Tenor vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BS-76531 10-in. 6/27/1933 Mañanita Alfredo Cibelli ; Alfonso Ortiz Tirado Tenor vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BS-76532 10-in. 6/27/1933 No niegues que me quisiste Alfredo Cibelli ; Alfonso Ortiz Tirado Tenor vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BS-78529 10-in. 11/10/1933 Mercedes Alfonso Ortiz Tirado ; Sara Ortiz Tirado Vocal duet (mezzo-soprano and tenor), with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BS-78530 10-in. 11/10/1933 Veredita de mi tierra Alfonso Ortiz Tirado ; Sara Ortiz Tirado Vocal duet (mezzo-soprano and tenor), with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BS-78531 10-in. 11/10/1933 Aquella tarde Alfonso Ortiz Tirado ; Sara Ortiz Tirado Vocal duet (mezzo-soprano and tenor), with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BS-78532 10-in. 11/10/1933 Pasó el tornado Alfonso Ortiz Tirado Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BS-78537 10-in. 11/13/1933 Suspiro andaluz Alfredo Cibelli ; Alfonso Ortiz Tirado ; Sara Ortiz Tirado Vocal duet (mezzo-soprano and tenor), with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BS-78689 10-in. 12/1/1933 Pregón de las flores Alfredo Cibelli ; Alfonso Ortiz Tirado Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BS-78690 10-in. 12/1/1933 Por la señal Alfonso Ortiz Tirado Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra and soprano obbligato vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BS-78691 10-in. 12/1/1933 Antes Alfonso Ortiz Tirado Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra and soprano obbligato vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BS-78692 10-in. 12/1/1933 Vision Alfonso Ortiz Tirado Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra and soprano obbligato vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BS-78693 10-in. 12/1/1933 Tu partida Alfonso Ortiz Tirado Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra and soprano obbligato vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BAVE-86585 10-in. July-Aug. 1934 Las perlas de tu boca Alfonso Ortiz Tirado Tenor vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BAVE-86586 10-in. July-Aug. 1934 Clavel del aire Alfonso Ortiz Tirado Tenor vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BAVE-86595 10-in. September 1934 Calla tristeza Orquesta Don Dean ; Alfonso Ortiz Tirado Tenor vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BAVE-86596 10-in. September 1934 Te quiero morena Orquesta Radio Splendid ; Alfonso Ortiz Tirado Tenor vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BAVE-86597 10-in. September 1934 Granada Orquesta Radio Splendid ; Alfonso Ortiz Tirado Tenor vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BAVE-86598 10-in. September 1934 Toledo Orquesta Radio Splendid ; Alfonso Ortiz Tirado Tenor vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor MBS-90657 10-in. March 1936 or earlier Murcia Orquesta RCA Victor ; Alfonso Ortiz Tirado Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor MBS-90658 10-in. March 1936 or earlier Sevilla Orquesta RCA Victor Mexicana ; Alfonso Ortiz Tirado ; Eduardo Vigil y Robles Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor MBS-90659 10-in. March 1936 or earlier Oración caribe Orquesta RCA Victor Mexicana ; Alfonso Ortiz Tirado ; Eduardo Vigil y Robles Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor MBS-90660 10-in. March 1936 or earlier Granadinas Orquesta RCA Victor ; Alfonso Ortiz Tirado Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor MBS-90667 10-in. March 1936 or earlier Una furtiva lágrima Orquesta RCA Victor ; Alfonso Ortiz Tirado Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor MBS-90668 10-in. March 1936 or earlier Serenata Orquesta RCA Victor ; Alfonso Ortiz Tirado Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor MBS-90669 10-in. March 1936 or earlier Il sogno Orquesta RCA Victor Mexicana ; Alfonso Ortiz Tirado ; Eduardo Vigil y Robles Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor MBS-90670 10-in. March 1936 or earlier Serenata Orquesta RCA Victor Mexicana ; Alfonso Ortiz Tirado ; Eduardo Vigil y Robles Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor [Vi cat 75134] 10-in. 1936 Clavel del aire Alfonso Ortiz Tirado Tenor vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor MBS-015280 10-in. before 8/14/1939 Yucalpeten Julio Cochard ; Alfonso Ortiz Tirado Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor MBS-015281 10-in. before 8/14/1939 El caminante del Mayab Julio Cochard ; Alfonso Ortiz Tirado Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor CBVE-091804 10-in. before 7/18/1950 Hasta la guitarra llora (Triste con fuga de tondere) Carlos Arijita ; Alfonso Ortiz Tirado Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor CBVE-091805 10-in. 3/18/1950 La pampa y la puna Carlos Arijita ; Alfonso Ortiz Tirado Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor CBVE-091806 10-in. before 7/18/1950 Rayo de luna Alfonso Ortiz Tirado Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor CBVE-091808 10-in. before 3/8/1950 El pescador Orquesta Carlos Arijita ; Alfonso Ortiz Tirado Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor CBVE-091809 10-in. before 12/6/1949 No hay como mi morena Carlos Arijita ; Alfonso Ortiz Tirado Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor COM-37 10-in. before 10/14/1949 Serenata de amor Conjunto "Amerindia" ; Alfonso Ortiz Tirado Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor COM-38 10-in. before 10/14/1949 Sed Conjunto "Amerindia" ; Alfonso Ortiz Tirado Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor COM-39 10-in. before 10/14/1949 Hacia el Calvario Conjunto "Amerindia" ; Alfonso Ortiz Tirado Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor COM-40 10-in. before 10/14/1949 Plegaría Conjunto "Amerindia" ; Alfonso Ortiz Tirado Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, tenor vocal  
Brunswick MX577 10-in. May 1928 Menudita Alfonso Ortiz Tirado ; Mario Talavera Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Brunswick MX578 10-in. May 1928 Un cruel puñal Alfonso Ortiz Tirado ; Mario Talavera Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Brunswick MX579 10-in. May 1928 Que triste estoy Alfonso Ortiz Tirado ; Sara Ortiz Tirado Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Brunswick MX585 10-in. May 1928 Por que has venido? Alfonso Ortiz Tirado ; Sara Ortiz Tirado Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Brunswick MX586 10-in. May 1928 Prontito sera Alfonso Ortiz Tirado ; Mario Talavera Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Brunswick MX587 10-in. May 1928 Jesusita la vaquera Alfonso Ortiz Tirado ; Mario Talavera Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Brunswick MX588 10-in. May 1928 Otra vez Alfonso Ortiz Tirado ; Sarah Ortiz Tirado Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Brunswick MX589 10-in. May 1928 Ojos tapatios Alfonso Ortiz Tirado ; Mario Talavera Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Brunswick MX591 10-in. May 1928 Las mañanitas Alfonso Ortiz Tirado ; Mario Talavera Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Brunswick MX595 10-in. May 1928 Rayito de sol (Por la mañana) Alfonso Ortiz Tirado ; Sara Ortiz Tirado Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Brunswick MX596 10-in. May 1928 Lagrimas Alfonso Ortiz Tirado ; Sara Ortiz Tirado Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Brunswick MX597 10-in. May 1928 Rinconcito lejano Alfonso Ortiz Tirado ; Mario Talavera Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Brunswick MX598 10-in. May 1928 Himno nacional mexicano Mercedes Caraza ; Alfonso Esparza Oteo ; Alfonso Ortiz Tirado Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Brunswick MX620 10-in. May 1928 Odiame Alfonso Ortiz Tirado Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Brunswick MX621 10-in. May 1928 Ya va cayendo Alfonso Ortiz Tirado ; Mario Talavera Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Decca 9249 10-in. 1939 or earlier Japonesita Alfonso Ortiz Tirado vocalist, tenor vocal  
Decca C 9251 10-in. 1939 or earlier Dejame lloras Alfonso Ortiz Tirado vocalist, tenor vocal  
Decca 9685 10-in. 1939 or earlier Duerme Alfonso Ortiz Tirado vocalist, tenor vocal  
Decca 9687 10-in. 1939 or earlier Lamento borencano Alfonso Ortiz Tirado vocalist, tenor vocal  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Ortiz Tirado, Alfonso," accessed April 16, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110131.

Ortiz Tirado, Alfonso. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 16, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110131.

"Ortiz Tirado, Alfonso." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 16 April 2024.

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