[Met Performance] CID:10020
La Sonnambula {6} Chicago, Illinois: 11/13/1891.

(Debut: Marie Van Zandt, Enrico Giannini-Grifoni, Miss Cernusco, Antonio Rinaldini, Mr. Grossi
Review)


Chicago, Illinois
November 13, 1891


LA SONNAMBULA {6}
Bellini-F. Romani

Amina...................Marie Van Zandt [Debut]
Elvino..................Enrico Giannini-Grifoni [Debut]
Rodolfo.................Edouard de Reszke
Lisa....................Ida Klein
Teresa..................Miss Cernusco [Debut]
Alessio.................Antonio Rinaldini [Debut]
Notary..................Mr. Grossi [Debut]

Conductor...............Auguste Vianesi

Director................Theodore Habelmann
Set Designer............Charles Fox, Jr.
Set Designer............William Schaeffer
Set Designer............Gaspar Maeder
Set Designer............Mr. Thompson
Costume Designer........D. Ascoli
Costume Designer........Henry Dazian

La Sonnambula received six performances this season.


Review: Dispatch from Chicago to The New York Times

The first appearance of Mlle. Van Zandt in her native land was the significant feature of Friday night's performance, when "La Sonnambula" was given. She was accorded a very hearty welcome. She made a delightful Amina, her acting being marked by naturalness and artlessness. Her entire freedom from mannerisms makes her impersonation doubly agreeable. She has a lyric soprano voice, not wide in compass, but round and delicately sympathetic, very flexible, and fine in its quality. Her method is perfect, and a voice better adapted to colorature music could not be found. She has the true artistic instinct and her work throughout was characterized by the greatest delicacy and taste.



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