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Theo Karle

July 30, 1895, Perry (Iowa) -

Picture of Newspaper's clip
New York Times, February 24, 1920
Karle was born Theo Karle Johnston. He had a typical American career start singing in churches and oratorio performances.

After becoming known, in the US, as a concert singer, he went to Paris to further study.

As a result Karle made his debut at the Opéra-Comique (16 September 1927 as Almaviva, then Cavaradossi). He was active in France during 1927-30 mainly at the Opéra-Comique and at the Monte Carlo OperaThis is very probaly wrong as the Welsh's book on the Monte-Carlo's Opera does not list him as having sung there..

He came back in the US in 1930 and was a big star until 1934 at the Columbia Broadcasting Radio System.

Since 1933, he taught singing at the New York School of Vocal Art while continuing his concert career.

He was the tenor of well known vocal quartet composed, besides him, of Marie Tiffany, Lennox and Richard Bonelli. He recorded before his departure for France for Brunswick and Victor.
Reference: Kutsch and Riemens

Theo Karle sings Cujus animam gementem
In RA Format
I wish to thank Richard J. Venezia for the recording.
Discography highlights

Victor
B-17332   My heart shall be thy garden  3/17/1916 	 	
B-17333   I know of two bright eyes     3/17/1916 		
B-17334   Siciliana                     3/17/1916 	 	
B-17335   'Tis the day                  3/17/1916 	 	
B-18578   Her heart                     10/25/1916

Brunswick
5082  BECAUSE                           
5082  THE GREAT AWAKENING: CHARM ME 	
5086  I'LL SING THEE SONGS OF ARABY     
5086  LITTLE MOTHER OF MINE             
5087  CHRIST IN FLANDERS                
5087  THE LORD IS MY LIGHT           
5091  MACUSHLA 	 	
5091  MAVIS 	
5092  BELLS OF ST MARYS 	
5092  EVENING SONG 	
5095  MY WILD IRISH ROSE 	
5095  THAT TUMBLE DOWN SHACK 	
5096  FROM THE LAND OF SKY BLUE WATER 	
5096  VENETIAN SONG 		
5098  BRING BACK THE GOLDEN DAYS-
5098  WHEN YOU AND I WERE YOUNG MAGGIE 
5101  KATHLEEN MAVOURNEEN 	
5101  KILLARNEY 
5103  COME BACK TO ERIN 
5103  MOTHER MACHREE 	
5106  I'LL TAKE YOU HOME AGAIN 
5106  LASS O'KILLEEN 	
5109  DREAM 	
5109  UNTIL 	
5110  HARD TRIALS 
5110  NOBODY KNOW DE TROUBLE I'VE SEEN 	
5111  THE MINSTREL BOY 	
5111  WHEN IRISH EYES ARE SMILING 
5113  COME WHERE MY LOVE LIES DREAMING 	 	
5113  I HEAR A THRUSH AT EVE 	
5114  THE BOHEMIAN GIRL: THEN YOU'LL REMEMBER ME  	
5114  LOVE'S GARDEN OF ROSES 	
5115  SING SING! BIRDS ON THE WING  
5115  TIS AN IRISH GIRL I LOVE 	
5116  I'LL FORGET YOU 	
5116  THE WORLD IS WAITING FOR THE SUNRISE 	
5118  LASSIE OF MINE 
5118  LITTLE TOWN IN OLD COUNTY DOWN 	
5123  IN THE MOONLIGHT 
5123  MOTHER MY DEAR 	 
5127  IT IS ONLY A TINY GARDEN 
5127  ROSES IN JUNE 	
5134  IF YOU WOULD LOVE ME 	
5134  JUST THAT ONE HOUR 	
8098  MARTHA: Good night quartet (w. Bonelli, Lennox & Tiffany as The Music Art Singers) 13051
8101  MIKADO: Madrigal (w. Bonelli, Lennox & Tiffany as The Music Art Singers)           13051
13026 Minstrel boy
13050 Within the garden of my heart/Non e ver 
13068 Mother Machree/Come back to Erin 
13073 I hear a thrush at eve
13078 The great awakening/Because 

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