[Met Performance] CID:10320
Faust {36} Metropolitan Opera House: 12/25/1891.

(Review)


Metropolitan Opera House
December 25, 1891
In Italian


FAUST {36}

Faust...................Jean de Reszke
Marguerite..............Emma Eames
Méphistophélès..........Enrico Serbolini
Valentin................Jean Martapoura
Siebel..................Sofia Scalchi
Marthe..................Mathilde Bauermeister
Wagner..................Antonio De Vaschetti

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

Review of Henry Krehbiel in the New York Tribune

The beautiful voice of our fair countrywoman (Eames), her obviously excellent musical knowledge, and praiseworthy though incomplete training, stood her in good stead throughout the evening. Wherein her performance fell short was in warmth and variety of expression-the qualities in which the singing of Mr. Jean de Reszke was most admirable. Mr. de Reszke's voice is much less remarkable than his heart and art. Last night it seemed even more veiled and less resonant than last week, but it floats so buoyantly on the flood of his dramatic feeling that one is seldom inclined to cavil at it. The Mefistofélès was Signor Serbolini, who lacks the voice-quality and depth required for the part, and the Valentin was Monsieur Martapoura, who made the public remember his predecessors with regret




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