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 101-109 of 109 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
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  
(Results 101-109 of 109 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Ortiz Tirado, Alfonso," accessed April 24, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110131.

Ortiz Tirado, Alfonso. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 24, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110131.

"Ortiz Tirado, Alfonso." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 24 April 2024.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

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

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