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Marion Talley

Marion Nevada Talley (December 20, 1906 – January 3, 1983) was an American opera coloratura soprano. In 1926, she was the youngest prima donna to have made a debut at the Metropolitan Opera, but her swift rise to fame was followed by a relatively quick return to obscurity.

Birth and Death Data: Born December 20th, 1906, Died Beverly Hills

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1923 - 1930

Roles Represented in DAHR: soprano vocal

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 38 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor CVE-34503 12-in. 1/26/1926 Una voce poco fa Marion Talley Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor CVE-34504 12-in. 1/26/1926 Caro nome Marion Talley Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor BVE-34505 10-in. 1/26/1926 Home, sweet home Marion Talley Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor BVE-34522 10-in. 2/2/1926 Comin' thro' the rye Marion Talley Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor BVE-35401 10-in. 4/14/1926 When I was seventeen Marion Talley Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor BVE-35402 10-in. 4/14/1926 The wren Marion Talley Soprano vocal solo, with flute and orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor BVE-35800 10-in. 7/7/1926 In the garden Marion Talley Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor BVE-35801 10-in. 7/7/1926 No night there Marion Talley Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor CVE-35806 12-in. 7/13/1926 Lo, here the gentle lark Marion Talley Soprano vocal solo, with flute and orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor CVE-35815 12-in. 7/20/1926 Swiss echo song Marion Talley Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor BVE-37899 10-in. 4/21/1927 Beautiful Isle of Somewhere Marion Talley Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor BVE-38006 10-in. 4/21/1927 God will take care of you Marion Talley Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor CVE-38024 12-in. 5/4/1927 Polonaise Marion Talley Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor CVE-39571 12-in. 8/16/1927 Les oiseaux dans la charmille Marion Talley Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor CVE-39578 12-in. 8/22/1927 Ah! Non credea mirarti Marion Talley Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor CVE-39579 12-in. 8/22/1927 Ah, non giunge Marion Talley Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor CVE-43608 12-in. 4/4/1928 How beautiful upon the mountains Marion Talley Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor CVE-43609 12-in. 4/4/1928 The Holy City Marion Talley Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor BVE-45143 10-in. 5/15/1928 Bonnie sweet Bessie Marion Talley Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor BVE-45144 10-in. 5/15/1928 I dreamt I dwelt in marble halls Marion Talley Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor BVE-45145 10-in. 5/16/1928 Mother's prayers have followed me Marion Talley Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor BVE-45146 10-in. 5/16/1928 The old rugged cross Marion Talley Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor BVE-47817 10-in. 10/9/1928 Whispering hope Louise Homer ; Marion Talley Vocal duet (soprano and contralto), with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor BVE-47818 10-in. 10/9/1928 One sweetly solemn thought Louise Homer ; Marion Talley Vocal duet (soprano and contralto), with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor CVE-56797 12-in. 10/21/1929 Star of Bethlehem Marion Talley Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
(Results 1-25 of 38 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Talley, Marion," accessed October 20, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/113308.

Talley, Marion. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 20, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/113308.

"Talley, Marion." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 20 October 2020.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/113308

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