Japanese Vocal 78rpm records

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Auction Number 149 ­- AUCTION Closing Date: Monday, 21 May, 2018



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Section II - Japanese Vocal 78rpm records Nos. V0104 - V0106

V0104. TAMAKI MIURA: Don’t tie the pony to the cherry tree / Waiting. 10” orange Col. E4222, POM-9 Nov., 1917. A to M-A, lovely copy has lt. rubs, inaud. MB 12

V0105. TAMAKI MIURA: MADAMA BUTTERFLY - Un bel dì. 12” Tri-Color Col. 49260, POM-1917. M-A, an immaculate copy! MB 15

V0106. TAMAKI MIURA & THEODORE KITTAY: MADAMA BUTTERFLY - Bimba degli occhi. 12” Tri-Color Col. 49265, POM-1917. A-,lovely copy has faint rubs,inaud. MB 12

“In 1915 Miura was cast as Cio-Cio-San by the innovative director Vladimir Rosing as part of his Allied Opera Season held at the London Opera House, under sir Thomas Beecham, and had a sensational success. In 1915 she sang the same part at the Boston Opera, then in 1918 she appeared as Cio-Cio-San at the Chicago Opera. In 1920 she performed at the Chicago Opera the leading role in the première of Messager’s MADAME CHRYSANTHÈME, which she repeated at the Lexington Theatre in New York. In 1924, Miura returned to the United States to perform with the San Carlo Opera Company. In 1926 she went to Chicago to create the title role in Aldo Franchetti's NAMIKO-SAN. In 1930 she returned to her native country where she remained and was active as a broadcasting company singer.”
- Ashot Arkelyan