Image Source: Wikipedia

Aniceto Ortega del Villar

Aniceto de los Dolores Luis Gonzaga Ortega del Villar (17 April 1825 – 17 November 1875) was a Mexican physician, composer, and pianist. Although he had a distinguished career as a physician and surgeon, he is also remembered today for his 1871 opera Guatimotzin, one of the earliest Mexican operas to use a native subject. He is related to the Colonial Administrator and Archbishop of Nueva Espana, who became the Viceroy of Nueva Espana twice over. He became Conde del Peñasco by way of marriage, and was a Conde del Oploca by way of birth, amongst other titles.

Birth and Death Data: Born April 17th, 1825 (Tulancingo), Died November 17th, 1875 (Mexico City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1908

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia 5466 10-in. between 1903 and 1908 Marcha Zaragoza Banda Española Band composer  


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Ortega del Villar, Aniceto," accessed September 18, 2021,

Ortega del Villar, Aniceto. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved September 18, 2021, from

"Ortega del Villar, Aniceto." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 18 September 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier



Send the Editors a message about this record.