This singer and actress born and died in Lisbon (1885-1911)
Since very young he shows special capacities for singing and acting.
She start singing in the streets of Lisbon begging for some money, because she was very poor.
After some years of suffer she finally gets an opportunity to appear in the theater. She plays then important roles in some "revistas" as Ó da Guarda, P´rá Frente, Zig-Zag, ABC and Sol e Sombra.
AS JULIA MENDES there are much more singers which performances become unpublished for the public in general. We can here give you some names only for a reference: ADELINA FERNANDES, ALICE (do Porto), ALICE PANCADA, ISABEL COSTA, VIRGÍNIA AÇO, LUISA SATANELA, FERNANDA ABRANCHES, ESTER DE ABREU, HELENA ALÃO, MARIA ALBERTINA, CECÍLIA D´ALMEIDA, ILDA DE ALMEIDA, ESTELA ALVES, MARIANNA ALVES, GUILHERMINA ANJOS, NATÁLIA DOS ANJOS, MARIA ASSALTADA, ALICE LEMOS ÁVILA, LUIZA BAHARÉM, JÚLIA BARROSO, BEATRIZ BATISTA, NATALINA BIZARRO, LÍLIA BRANDÃO, JULIeTA BRIGUE. This are only a small part of the female singers that we will bring you, showing their records in this blog.
Because she dies very young (only at 26) becomes a kind of symbol for the fado lovers.
Here we give you a song about her in the voice of Maria da Nazaré:
SINGER - JÚLIA MENDES
TITLE - FADO CORRIDO MENOR
LABEL - ODEON
MATRIX - 43299
YEAR OF RECORDING - 1908/1911