Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers

Apr 17, 2015

Jeanne Gordon (Mezzo-Soprano) (Wallaceburg, Ontario, Canada 1884 – Macon, Missouri, USA 1952)


Ruby "Jeanne" Gordon. She studied in Toronto and was ‘discovered’, by the director of the Brooklyn Opera, singing in a New York cinema. She made her operatic début in Brooklyn as Amneris in 1918, which led to her début as Azucena at the Metropolitan in 1919.  Shortly after signing her contract she changed her name to "Jeanne" Gordon.  In 1919 she created the roles of the Fairy and Mme Berlingot in ''L'oiseau bleu'' by Albert Wolff in its world premiere. She made guest appearances with the Opéra de Monte-Carlo in 1928. In 1908 married Ralph K. Trix of Detroit,but left him in 1917.

Chronology of some appearances

1918 Brooklyn Opera
1919 New York Metropolitan Opera
1928 Monte-Carlo Opéra


Columbia, New York 1920-01
Samson et Dalila (Saint-Saëns): Amour viens aider ma faiblesse 49740

Columbia, New York 1920-03-27
Rigoletto (Verdi): Quartette with Maria Barrientos, Charles Hackett and Riccardo Stracciari 49782 74000-D

Columbia, New York 1920-06/07
Carmen (Bizet): Habanera 49858

Columbia, New York 1920-08-18
Holy night, peaceful night (Gruber) 79373

Columbia, New York 1922-02-15
Gioconda (Ponchielli): Voce di donna 33022-D 86-M
Mignon (Thomas): Connais-tu le pays? 33022-D 86-M

1 comment:

  1. Wonderful photos ! Thank you for sharing a biographical information.