[Met Performance] CID:104360
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg {186} Matinee ed. Metropolitan Opera House: 02/7/1930.

(Review)


Metropolitan Opera House
February 7, 1930 Matinee


DIE MEISTERSINGER VON NÜRNBERG {186}

Hans Sachs..............Friedrich Schorr
Eva.....................Maria Müller
Walther von Stolzing....Rudolf Laubenthal
Magdalene...............Marion Telva
David...................George Meader
Beckmesser..............Gustav Schützendorf
Pogner..................Léon Rothier
Kothner.................Arnold Gabor
Vogelgesang.............Max Bloch
Nachtigall..............Louis D'Angelo
Ortel...................Paolo Ananian
Zorn....................Marek Windheim
Moser...................Max Altglass
Eisslinger..............Giordano Paltrinieri
Foltz...................James Wolfe
Schwarz.................William Gustafson
Night Watchman..........Arnold Gabor

Conductor...............Artur Bodanzky

Review of Oscar Thompson in Musical America

Beginning the Wagner Cycle

Maria Muller returned to the Metropolitan for the [first] opera of the special Wagner cycle, "Die Meistersinger" on Feb. 7. She sang Eva prettily, though her upper tones were not always in their best estate. Friedrich Schorr, if also in something less than his finest vocal fettle, renewed the admiration in which his Hans Sachs has been held since it was first disclosed in New York. Marion Telva and George Meader as Magdalene and David met the requirements of their roles, and Leon Rothier did what he could to be a German Pogner. Exaggeration of the farcical implications of the character again marred Gustav Schützendorff's Beckmesser, and the Kothner of Arnold Gabor was as unsatisfactory as this same singer's Night Watchman was creditable. All the faults attributable to German tenors were inescapable in the singing of Rudolf Laubenthal as Walther. Mr. Bodanzky's ensemble was not one notable for smoothness or surety.



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