Andrés de Segurola

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Andrés Perelló de Segurola (27 March 1874 – 23 January 1953) was a Spanish operatic bass.[1][2][3]

Andres de Segurola
Background information
Born(1874-03-27)27 March 1874
Valencia, Spain
Died23 January 1953(1953-01-23) (aged 78)
Barcelona, Spain
Occupation(s)Opera singer
Instrument(s)Vocals (bass)



He was born on 27 March 1874 in Valencia, Spain.

He was a member of the Metropolitan Opera Company between 1901 and 1920 and later appeared in many films. He appeared as himself in the 1928 romantic comedy film The Cardboard Lover.

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.[4]

He died on 23 January 1953 in Barcelona, Spain.[1]

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Partial filmography



  1. ^ a b "De Segurola Dead, Retired Basso, 79. 'Met' Singer for Whom Caruso Once Substituted. Coached Deanna Durbin". The New York Times. January 23, 1953.
  2. ^ "Andres De Segurola to be Opera Impresario" (PDF). The New York Times. September 22, 1916.
  3. ^ In some cast lists and books his first name also appears as Andre, Andrea or Andreas
  4. ^ "Andres de Segurola Will Marry Mrs. John Bidlake". The New York Times. December 14, 1936.

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