Patricia Neway

Patricia Neway (September 30, 1919 – January 24, 2012) was an American operatic soprano and musical theatre actress who had an active international career during the mid-1940s through the 1970s. One of the few performers of her day to enjoy equal success on both the opera and musical theatre stages, she was a regular performer on both Broadway and at the New York City Opera during the 1950s and 1960s.

Critic Emily Langer of The Washington Post wrote that, "Neway was a rare type of singer — one with the classical training and raw vocal strength to meet the demands of opera as well as the acting talent and appeal required to succeed in musical theater." She is particularly remembered for creating roles in the world premieres of several contemporary American operas, most notably Magda Sorel in Gian Carlo Menotti's The Consul. On Broadway she won a Tony Award for her portrayal of the Mother Abbess in the original production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's The Sound of Music.

Birth and Death Data: Born September 30, 1919 (Kensington), Died January 24, 2012 (Corinth)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1945 - 1950

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist

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Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor D5VB-0489 10-in. 7/13/1945 Follow the gleam Artists vary Vocal solos, with piano vocalist  
Victor D5VB-0490 10-in. 7/13/1945 I will go with my father a-ploughing Artists vary Vocal solos, with piano vocalist  
Victor D5VB-0491 10-in. 7/13/1945 Halloween night Artists vary Vocal solos, with piano vocalist  
Victor D5VB-0492 10-in. 7/13/1945 Little shoemaker Artists vary Vocal solos, with piano vocalist  
Victor D5VB-0541 10-in. 7/20/1945 Indian dance Artists vary Vocal solos, with piano, flute, drum, and trumpet vocalist  
Victor D5VB-0542 10-in. 7/20/1945 When the chestnut leaves are falling Artists vary Vocal solos, with piano vocalist  
Victor D5VB-0543 10-in. 7/20/1945 Wait for the wagon Artists vary Vocal solos, with piano vocalist  
Victor D5VB-0544 10-in. 7/20/1945 Waltzing with Anya Artists vary Vocal solos, with piano vocalist  
Decca 76629 4/10/1950 Act I, Scene 1, part 1 Lehman Engel vocalist  
Decca 76630 4/10/1950 Act I, Scene 1, part 2 Lehman Engel vocalist  
Decca 76631 4/10/1950 Act I, Scene 1, part 3 & Scene 2, part 1 Lehman Engel vocalist  
Decca 76632 4/10/1950 Act I, Scene 2, part 2 Lehman Engel vocalist  
Decca 76633 5/1/1950 Act I, Scene 2, part 3 Lehman Engel vocalist  
Decca 76634 4/11/1950 Act II, Scene 1, part 1 Lehman Engel vocalist  
Decca 76635 4/11/1950 Act II, Scene 1, part 2 Lehman Engel vocalist  
Decca 76636 4/11/1950 Act II, Scene 1, part 3 Lehman Engel vocalist  
Decca 76637 5/9/1950 Act II, Scene 2, part 1 Lehman Engel vocalist  
Decca 76638 5/9/1950 Act II, Scene 2, part 2 Lehman Engel vocalist  
Decca 76639 5/16/1950 Act II, Scene 2, part 3 Lehman Engel vocalist  
Decca 76640 4/11/1950 Act II, Scene 2, part 4 Lehman Engel vocalist  
Decca 76641 5/16/1950 Act III, Scene 1, part 1 Lehman Engel vocalist  
Decca 76642 4/14/1950 Act III, Scene 1, part 2 Lehman Engel vocalist  
Decca 76643 5/16/1950 Act III, Scene 2, part 1 Lehman Engel vocalist  
Decca 76644 5/16/1950 Act III, Scene 2, part 2 Lehman Engel vocalist  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Neway, Patricia," accessed June 25, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/333751.

Neway, Patricia. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 25, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/333751.

"Neway, Patricia." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 25 June 2024.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/333751

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