Andrés de Segurola
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|Andres de Segurola|
|Born||27 March 1874|
|Died||23 January 1953(aged 78)|
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He was born on 27 March 1874. He was a member of 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 died on 23 January 1953.
- 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)
- My Man (1928)
- The Diplomats (1929 short)
- Mamba (1930)
- La Voluntad del muerto (1930)
- We're Rich Again (1934)
- One Night of Love (1934)
- Public Opinion (1935)
- In some cast lists and books his first name also appears as Andre, Andrea or Andreas
- 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.
- New York Times, "Andres De Segurola to be Opera Impresario", September 22, 1916. 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.
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