[Met Performance] CID:103230
La Gioconda {110} Matinee ed. Metropolitan Opera House: 11/15/1929.

(Review)


Metropolitan Opera House
November 15, 1929 Matinee


LA GIOCONDA {110}

La Gioconda.............Leonora Corona
Enzo....................Beniamino Gigli
Laura...................Julia Claussen
Barnaba.................Mario Basiola
Alvise..................Ezio Pinza
La Cieca................Gladys Swarthout
Zune...................Alfredo Gandolfi
Ispo...................Giordano Paltrinieri
Monk....................Louis D'Angelo
Steersman...............Millo Picco
Singer..................Alfredo Gandolfi
Singer..................Giordano Paltrinieri

Conductor...............Tullio Serafin

Review by Olin Downes in the New York Times:

Gladys Swarthout was cordially greeted in her first operatic role here at yesterday's Metropolitan matinee of "La Gioconda." Miss Swarthout, a native of Kansas City, had appeared in the West with the Chicago Civic and Ravinia Park companies, and had sung in a Sunday opera concert on Broadway as well as the Metropolitan's recent performance of "The Sunken Bell" in Philadelphia.
She showed yesterday, as La Cieca, a voice of good quality, depth and volume in the blind mother's air "Voce di donna," and acted the character with intelligent sympathy.



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