[Met Performance] CID:104460
Lohengrin {372} Matinee ed. Metropolitan Opera House: 02/13/1930.

(Review)


Metropolitan Opera House
February 13, 1930 Matinee


LOHENGRIN {372}

Lohengrin...............Walter Kirchhoff
Elsa....................Maria Jeritza
Ortrud..................Karin Branzell
Telramund...............Friedrich Schorr
King Heinrich...........Michael Bohnen
Herald..................George Cehanovsky

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

Review of Oscar Thompson in Musical America

"Lohengrin," on Feb. 13, also conducted by Bodanzky, had similar shortcomings, [referencing "Meistersinger" of February 7] but was given pictorial zest by the highly draped impersonation of Elsa by Maria Jeritza, who sang her farewell for the season at this performance. The soprano's voice production was labored but her success apparently was not diminished thereby, as she was called before the curtain many times and finally responded to the display of enthusiasm with a few words of thanks. Mr. Schorr as Telramund and Karin Branzell as Ortrud were vocally convincing, though the former sang many of his phrases directly to his audience rather than to the stage parsonages. The Lohengrin of Walther Kirchoff was a caricature of that worthy: one humorous in appearance and vaunting long and loud high notes like a Canio or a Manrico. Michael Bohnen as the King and George Cehanovsky as the Herald completed the cast.



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