Florence Smithson

Florence Smithson (13 March 1884 – 11 February 1936) was an actress and singer celebrated in Edwardian musical comedy. In her early career she was an opera singer. She was spotted by the impresario Robert Courtneidge and recruited for his productions in the West End of London and on tour, most notably the hit musical The Arcadians. She was known for the purity of her soprano singing voice.

Birth and Death Data: Born March 13, 1884, Died February 11, 1936

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1915 - 1920

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
Columbia 6467 12-in. approximately 1915 Pipes of pan Florence Smithson Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia 6468 12-in. approximately 1915 Arcady is ever young Florence Smithson Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia 6484 12-in. approximately 1915 Come back to arcady Florence Smithson Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia 6485 12-in. approximately 1915 Light is my heart Florence Smithson Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia 6579 12-in. approximately 1915 Fairies from the moon Florence Smithson Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia 6580 12-in. approximately 1915 When you are far away Florence Smithson Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia 6724 12-in. approximately 1916 Fairy butterfly Albert W. Ketelbey ; Florence Smithson Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia 6725 12-in. approximately 1916 King Cupid Albert W. Ketelbey ; Florence Smithson Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia 75342 12-in. approximately 1916 Rose have made me remember Florence Smithson Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia 75343 12-in. approximately 1916 Queen of roses Florence Smithson Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia 75889 12-in. approximately 1917 Star of the night Florence Smithson Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia 75890 12-in. approximately 1917 Dream of delight Florence Smithson Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia 75891 12-in. approximately 1917 Roses of Picardy Florence Smithson Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia 75892 12-in. approximately 1917 My heart is calling you Florence Smithson Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia 76747 12-in. approximately January 1920 Love in lilac time Florence Smithson Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia 76748 12-in. approximately January 1920 Love sends a little gift of roses Florence Smithson Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia 76749 12-in. approximately January 1920 I found you Florence Smithson Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia 76750 12-in. approximately January 1920 Because of you Florence Smithson Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Smithson, Florence," accessed July 12, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/356902.

Smithson, Florence. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 12, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/356902.

"Smithson, Florence." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 12 July 2024.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/356902

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