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 51-75 of 109 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
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  
(Results 51-75 of 109 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Ortiz Tirado, Alfonso," accessed April 17, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110131.

Ortiz Tirado, Alfonso. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 17, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110131.

"Ortiz Tirado, Alfonso." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 17 April 2024.

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

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