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Marion Talley

Marion Nevada Talley (December 20, 1906 – January 3, 1983) was an American opera lyric coloratura soprano. She was at the time (1926) the youngest prima donna to have made a debut at the Metropolitan Opera; her swift rise to fame was followed by a period of decline, although she remained in the public eye for a number of years.

Birth and Death Data: Born December 20, 1906, Died January 3, 1983 (Beverly Hills)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1923 - 1930

Roles Represented in DAHR: soprano vocal

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= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.

Recordings

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  
Victor CVE-57507 12-in. 10/25/1929 O little town of Bethlehem Marion Talley Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor BVE-57508 10-in. 10/25/1929 The old refrain Marion Talley Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor BVE-59777 10-in. 5/1/1930 Si tu supieras Marion Talley Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor BVE-59778 10-in. 5/1/1930 Mirame asi Marion Talley Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor BVE-62458 10-in. 5/28/1930 I need Thee every hour Marion Talley Female vocal solo, with organ vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor BVE-62459 10-in. 5/28/1930 Yield not to temptation Marion Talley Female vocal solo, with organ vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor BVE-62460 10-in. 5/28/1930 Sun of my soul Marion Talley Female vocal solo, with organ vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor BVE-64257 10-in. 9/29/1930 Faith of our fathers Marion Talley Female vocal solo, with organ vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor BVE-64258 10-in. 9/29/1930 What a friend we have in Jesus Marion Talley Female vocal solo, with organ vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor BVE-64259 10-in. 9/29/1930 Bless be the tie that binds Marion Talley Female vocal solo, with organ vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor [Trial 1923-04-24-03] 10-in. 4/24/1923 Storielle del Bosso Viennese Marion Talley Soprano vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor [Trial 1923-04-24-04] 10-in. 4/24/1923 There is no place like home Marion Talley Soprano vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor [Trial 1925-11-11-01] 10-in. 11/11/1925 Caro nome che il mio cor Marion Talley Soprano vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Talley, Marion," accessed April 24, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/113308.

Talley, Marion. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 24, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/113308.

"Talley, Marion." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 24 April 2024.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

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

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