Andrés de Segurola
Andres de Segurola
|Born||27 March 1874|
|Died||23 January 1953 (aged 78)|
He was born on 27 March 1874 in Valencia, Spain.
Towards the end of his career at the Metropolitan Opera, De Segurola also became an impresario. In 1916, he presented a four-week opera season at the Grand National Theatre in Havana, where his company included Geraldine Farrar and Pasquale Amato.
After his retirement from the stage, he taught singing. Amongst his many pupils was Deanna Durbin.
He married Mrs. John Bidlake in 1936.
- Jake Wallace in La fanciulla del West (Giacomo Puccini), Metropolitan Opera, 10 December 1910
- Didier in Madeleine (Victor Herbert), Metropolitan Opera, 24 January 1914
- Fouché in Madame Sans-Gêne (Umberto Giordano), Metropolitan Opera, 25 January 1915
- Ser Amantio di Nicolao in Gianni Schicchi (Giacomo Puccini), Metropolitan Opera, 14 December 1918
- The Love of Sunya (1927)
- Bringing Up Father (1928)
- Glorious Betsy (1928)
- The Cardboard Lover (1928)
- The Red Dance (1928)
- My Man (1928)
- The Diplomats (1929 short)
- General Crack (1929)
- Mamba (1930)
- La Voluntad del muerto (1930)
- We're Rich Again (1934)
- One Night of Love (1934)
- Public Opinion (1935)
- Castillos en el aire (1938)
- "De Segurola Dead, Retired Basso, 79. 'Met' Singer for Whom Caruso Once Substituted. Coached Deanna Durbin". The New York Times. January 23, 1953.
- "Andres De Segurola to be Opera Impresario" (PDF). The New York Times. September 22, 1916.
- In some cast lists and books his first name also appears as Andre, Andrea or Andreas
- "Andres de Segurola Will Marry Mrs. John Bidlake". The New York Times. December 14, 1936.
- Mengíbar, Andrés Moreno, "El mundo de la ópera a través de un monóculo: Andrés Perelló de Segurola", Melómano, Orfeo Ediciones, S.L. Accessed 31 October 2009 (in Spanish).
- Metropolitan Opera, De Segurola, Andrés (Bass), performance record on the MetOpera Database. Accessed 31 October 2009.
- Sauners, Richard Drake (ed.), Music and Dance in California and the West, Read Books, 1940. ISBN 1-4067-3914-6
- Time, "A Night at the Opera", October 3, 1949. Accessed 31 October 2009.
- Through My Monocle: Memoirs of the great basso Andreas de Segurola, edited by George R Creegan, Steubenville, Ohio: Crest Publishing Co., 1991.