Jorge Negrete

30 November 1911 Guanajuato – 5 December 1953 Los Angeles

Jorge Negrete was what you might call the Mexican Nelson Eddy: a promising young baritone who made initial steps into opera (primarily on the Mexican radio, but also at the Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City), only to become a huge star in popular music and cinema soon after.

There is up to this day, by the way, an endless discussion among Negrete's fans whether he was a tenor or a baritone. The answer is: a baritone, but an unusually light and high one. Think André Baugé.

Jorge Negrete sings México lindo y querido (Monge)
In RA format

Jorge Negrete sings Ay Jalisco, no te rajes (Esperón)
In RA format

Jorge Negrete sings El jinete (Jiménez)
In RA format
I would like to thank Andres Acuña Guzman for the recordings and pictures.

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