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Maria Gay

Maria Gay (12 June 1876 – 29 July 1943) was a Catalan opera singer, a mezzo-soprano born as Maria de Lourdes Lucia Antonia Pichot Gironés. She has sometimes been referred to as Maria Gay Zenatello.

Birth and Death Data: Born June 12th, 1876 (Barcelona), Died July 29th, 1943 (New York City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1907 - 1930

Roles Represented in DAHR: mezzo-soprano

Notes: Also sings in the contralto range.

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-49808 10-in. 1/29/1929 O dolci mani Giovanni Zenatello Tenor vocal solo, with female vocals and orchestra vocalist, mezzo-soprano  
Victor CVE-59805 12-in. 3/12/1930 No, mai Carmen non cedera! Maria Gay ; Giovanni Zenatello Female-male vocal duet, with mixed vocal chorus and orchestra vocalist, mezzo-soprano  
Victor CVE-59806 12-in. 3/12/1930 Sei tu? Maria Gay ; Giovanni Zenatello Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, mezzo-soprano  
Columbia 19854 10-in. 4/12/1912 Stride la vampa Maria Gay Mezzo-soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, mezzo-soprano  
Columbia 19855 10-in. 4/15/1912 Gypsy song Maria Gay Mezzo-soprano vocal solo, with vocal chorus and orchestra vocalist, mezzo-soprano  
Columbia 30664 12-in. 2/7/1911 Mon coeur s'ouvre á ta voix Maria Gay Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, mezzo-soprano  
Columbia 30665 12-in. 2/7/1911 Habanera : Love is a wood-bird wild Maria Gay Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, mezzo-soprano  
Columbia 30667 12-in. 2/7/1911 Air des cartes Maria Gay Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, mezzo-soprano  
Columbia 30669 12-in. 2/9/1911 Printemps qui commence Maria Gay Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, mezzo-soprano  
Columbia 30892 12-in. 11/17/1911 Ai nostri monti Maria Gay ; Giovanni Zenatello Vocal duet (contralto and tenor), with orchestra vocalist, mezzo-soprano  
Columbia 30895 12-in. 11/20/1911 Perigliarti ancor languente Maria Gay ; Giovanni Zenatello Vocal duet (contralto and tenor), with orchestra vocalist, mezzo-soprano  
Columbia 30896 12-in. 11/20/1911 Misero appien mi festi Maria Gay ; Giovanni Zenatello Vocal duet (contralto and tenor), with orchestra vocalist, mezzo-soprano  
Columbia 30920 12-in. 11/29/1911 Già i sacerdoti adanunsi Maria Gay ; Giovanni Zenatello Vocal duet (contralto and tenor), with orchestra vocalist, mezzo-soprano  
Columbia 30921 12-in. 12/20/1911 Tu qui, Santuzza? Maria Gay ; Giovanni Zenatello Vocal duet (contralto and tenor), with orchestra vocalist, mezzo-soprano  
Columbia 36374 12-in. ca. 1912 Che faro senza euridice? Maria Gay Mezzo-soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, mezzo-soprano  
Gramophone 2151f 12-in. Dec. 1907 Habanera Maria Gay Mezzo-soprano, with orchestra vocalist, mezzo-soprano  
Gramophone 7293e 10-in. approximately Dec. 1907 Seguidilla Maria Gay Mezzo-soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, mezzo-soprano  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Gay, Maria," accessed June 17, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110463.

Gay, Maria. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 17, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110463.

"Gay, Maria." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 17 June 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110463

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