[Met Performance] CID:106030
Die Walküre {245} Metropolitan Opera House: 10/29/1930.

(Review)


Metropolitan Opera House
October 29, 1930


DIE WALKÜRE {245}
Wagner-Wagner

Brünnhilde..............Gertrude Kappel
Siegmund................Walter Kirchhoff
Sieglinde...............Maria Müller
Wotan...................Friedrich Schorr
Fricka..................Karin Branzell
Hunding.................William Gustafson
Gerhilde................Phradie Wells
Grimgerde...............Marion Telva
Helmwige................Dorothee Manski
Ortlinde................Editha Fleischer
Rossweisse..............Ina Bourskaya
Schwertleite............Dorothea Flexer
Siegrune................Grace Divine
Waltraute...............Henriette Wakefield

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

Director................Ernst Lert
Set designer............Hans Kautsky

Die Walküre received eight performances this season.

Review signed "M" in Musical America

A Spirited 'Walküre'

"Walküre," on the second night of the season, Oct. 29, had the benefit of a spirited and, at times, impressive performance, which marked Artur Bodanzky's debut for the season. The orchestra, notwithstanding some ragged playing, rose finely to the conductor's musicianly conception of the score. Chief among the singers must be mentioned Friedrich Schorr for his familiar superb portrayal as Wotan, and Gertrude Kappel, for a finely sympathetic Brünnhilde when not too sorely tried by her Valkyr measures. Maria Muller was decidedly more successful with the music of Sieglinde than she had been as Aida on [the season's first] night. Karin Branzell was also in her true métier as a warm-toned and regal Fricka. The Siegmund of Walther Kirchhoff is less effective than his remarkable Loge and the tenor seemed not in the best voice. William Gustafson repeated his familiar, sonorous Hunding. The Valkyries' roles were sung energetically by Mmes. Manski, Wells, Besuner, Bourskaya, Telva, Wakefield, Divine and Flexer. The stage was carefully supervised by Ernst Lert, the final tableau being impressive as customarily.



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