[Met Performance] CID:100990
Lucia di Lammermoor {141} Metropolitan Opera House: 01/11/1929.

(Review)


Metropolitan Opera House
January 11, 1929


LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR {141}
Donizetti-Cammarano

Lucia...................Amelita Galli-Curci
Edgardo.................Frederick Jagel
Enrico..................Giuseppe Danise
Raimondo................Ezio Pinza
Normanno................Giordano Paltrinieri
Alisa...................Philine Falco
Arturo..................Alfio Tedesco

Conductor...............Giuseppe Bamboschek

Director................Armando Agnini
Set designer............James Fox
Costume designer........Mathilde Castel-Bert

Lucia di Lammermoor received five performances this season.

Review of Pitts Sanborn in the New York Telegram

'Lucia di Lammermoor' at Metropolitan Opera House

Amelita Galli-Curci Appears as the Demented Heroine with Frederick Jagel as the Master of Ravenswood.

A second Galli-Curci opera entered the current Metropolitan repertory last evening. It was "Lucia di Lammermoor," as whose ultimately demented heroine Mme. Galli-Curci has the opportunity to exhibit not only her fluent coloratura, but also her skill in the treatment of recitative and her musicianly delivery of cantilena. Unfortunately the distinguished soprano was yesterday less well disposed vocally that she had been in the "Barber of Seville" on Monday night. Nevertheless, she gathered from the large audience a rich guerdon of applause

Frederick Jagel is rapidly becoming Mr. Gatti-Casazza's general utility tenor. Now he has added to his growing gallery of operatic heroes his delineation of the gloomy Master of Ravenswood. It is only fair to the former Brooklynite to state emphatically that in some other roles he has been heard to better advantage.

Mr. Danise as Henry Ashton and Mr. Pinza as Parson Bide-the-Bent comported themselves with grave decorum, and Mr. Bamboschek, replacing Mr. Bellezza, latest recruit of the Giulian sick-list, beat time after his own fashion. Even the much enduring scenery looked dejected.



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