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 (Results 76-100 of 109 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
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  
(Results 76-100 of 109 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Ortiz Tirado, Alfonso," accessed April 22, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110131.

Ortiz Tirado, Alfonso. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 22, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110131.

"Ortiz Tirado, Alfonso." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 22 April 2024.

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

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