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."

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

Recordings (Results 26-50 of 109 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
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  
(Results 26-50 of 109 records)

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

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