[Met Performance] CID:10040
Roméo et Juliette {2} Chicago, Illinois: 11/16/1891.

(Debut: Jane DeVigne, Jean Martopoura, Jules Vinché, Antonio De Vaschetti, Lodovico Viviani
First Met performance of a French opera in French.)


Chicago, Illinois
November 16, 1891


ROMÉO ET JULIETTE {2}
Gounod-Barbier/Carré

Roméo...................Jean de Reszke
Juliette................Emma Eames
Frère Laurent...........Edouard de Reszke
Stéphano................Jane De Vigne [Debut]
Mercutio................Jean Martapoura [Debut]
Benvolio................Antonio Rinaldini
Gertrude................Mathilde Bauermeister
Capulet.................Jules Vinché [Debut]
Tybalt..................Victor Capoul
Grégorio................Antonio De Vaschetti [Debut]
Duke of Verona..........Lodovico Viviani [Debut]

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

Director................Theodore Habelmann

[This was the first Metropolitan Opera performance of a French opera in French. Earlier performances of French works had been in Italian or German.]

Roméo et Juliette received eight performances this season.


Jean De Reszke as Roméo. Photograph by J. Mieczkowski, Warsaw.



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