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Marguerite Sylva

Marguerite Sylva (also known as Marguerita Sylva) (10 July 1875 – 21 February 1957) was a Belgian born mezzo-soprano who achieved fame not only on the opera stage but also in operetta and musical theatre. She was particularly known for her performances in the title role of Bizet's Carmen, which she sang over 300 times in the course of her career. Sylva was a pioneering recording artist for Edison Records and made many recordings for the company between 1910 and 1912.

Birth and Death Data: Born July 10th, 1875 (Brussels-Capital Region), Died February 21st, 1957

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1910 - 1919

Roles Represented in DAHR: soprano vocal

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 29 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Edison 104 12-in. between 1/16/1910 and 3/16/1910 Voi lo sapete Marguerite Sylva Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Edison 105 12-in. between 1/16/1910 and 3/16/1910 Air de Salomé Marguerite Sylva Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Edison 106 Not documented between 1/16/1910 and 3/16/1910 Ballatella Marguerite Sylva Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Edison 107 Not documented between 1/16/1910 and 3/16/1910 Je suis encore tout étourdie Marguerite Sylva Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Edison 108 12-in. between 1/16/1910 and 3/16/1910 Adieu, notre petite table Marguerite Sylva Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Edison 109 10-in. between 1/16/1910 and 3/16/1910 Seguedille Marguerite Sylva Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Edison 110 10-in. between 1/16/1910 and 3/16/1910 Habanera Marguerite Sylva Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Edison 111 Not documented between 1/16/1910 and 1/31/1910 Addio di Mimi Marguerite Sylva Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Edison 112 12-in. between 1/16/1910 and 1/31/1910 Air des bijoux Marguerite Sylva Soprano vocal solo with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Edison 113 12-in. between 1/16/1910 and 1/31/1910 Pleurez, pleurez, mes yeux Marguerite Sylva Soprano vocal solo with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Edison 578 12-in. 3/27/1911 Parle-moi de ma mère Georges Régis ; Marguerite Sylva Vocal duet (soprano and tenor), with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Edison 580 12-in. 3/28/1911 Il se fait tard Georges Régis ; Marguerite Sylva Vocal duet (soprano and tenor), with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Edison 581 10-in. 3/28/1911 Ange adorable Georges Régis ; Marguerite Sylva Vocal duet (soprano and tenor), with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Edison 584 10-in. 3/28/1911 Depuis le jour Marguerite Sylva Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Edison 587 10-in. 4/4/1911 Barcarolle Armand Crabbé ; Marguerite Sylva Vocal duet (soprano and baritone), with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Edison 590 10-in. approximately Mar. 1911 Azraël, pourquoi m'as-tu quittée? Marguerite Sylva Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Edison 592 10-in. approximately Mar. 1911 Serenade Marguerite Sylva Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Edison 594 10-in. approximately Mar. 1911 Last rose of summer Marguerite Sylva Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Edison 1156 10-in. July 1912 Voi lo sapete Marguerite Sylva Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Edison 1157 10-in. July 1912 Adieu, notre petite table Marguerite Sylva Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Edison 1158 10-in. July 1912 Ballatella Marguerite Sylva Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Edison 1159 10-in. July 1912 Il est doux, il est bon Marguerite Sylva Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Edison 1160 10-in. July 1912 Je suis encore tout étourdie Marguerite Sylva Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Edison 1161 10-in. July 1912 Addio senza rancor Marguerite Sylva Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Edison 1415 10-in. May 1913 Je suis encore tout étourdie Marguerite Sylva Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
(Results 1-25 of 29 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Sylva, Marguerite," accessed October 27, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111294.

Sylva, Marguerite. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 27, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111294.

"Sylva, Marguerite." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 27 October 2021.

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