[Met Performance] CID:109950
Siegfried {155} Metropolitan Opera House: 01/15/1932.

(Review)


Metropolitan Opera House
January 15, 1932


SIEGFRIED {155}
Wagner-Wagner

Siegfried...............Max Lorenz
Brünnhilde..............Gertrude Kappel
Wanderer................Friedrich Schorr
Erda....................Karin Branzell
Mime....................Hans Clemens
Alberich................Gustav Schützendorf
Fafner..................James Wolfe
Forest Bird.............Editha Fleischer

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

Director................Hanns Niedecken-Gebhard
Set designer............Hans Kautsky

Siegfried received four performances this season.

Review signed D. in Musical America

The Season's First 'Siegfried'

The first "Siegfried" of the season was given on the evening of Jan. 15. Gertrude Kappel effected her re-entry as BrünnhiIde, and Max Lorenz sang the young Siegfried for the first time here. The remainder of the cast was familiar and included Mr. Schorr in his dignified and impressive performance of the Wanderer, perhaps his finest impersonation. Hans Clemens was an efficient Mime, though not the best we have had. Miss Fleischer was the Woodbird, Mr. Wolfe, Fafner, Mr. Schützendorf, Alberich, and Miss Branzell, Erda.

Mr. Lorenz's Siegfried has many points of excellence, youth, buoyancy and straightforwardness of characterization. If the music is slightly heavy for his voice, that is not his fault. Mme. Kappel was fine in her one difficult scene; her terrific phrases were negotiated with ease. Mr. Bodanzky conducted exceedingly well and the orchestra itself was in fine form



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