[Met Performance] CID:11170
Hamlet {6} Metropolitan Opera House: 04/5/1892.

(Review)


Metropolitan Opera House
April 5, 1892


HAMLET {6}
Am. Thomas-Carré/Barbier

Hamlet..................Jean Lassalle
Ophélie.................Marie Van Zandt [Last performance]
Claudius................Edouard de Reszke
Gertrude................Giulia Ravogli [Last performance]
Laerte..................Sebastian Montariol
Polonius................Antonio De Vaschetti
Horatio.................Giuseppe Cernusco
Marcellus...............Antonio Rinaldini
Ghost...................Lodovico Viviani

Conductor...............Auguste Vianesi

Unsigned review in The New York Times

"HAMLET" IN FRENCH.

The approaching flight of song birds across the bounding billow was heralded in the performance of Ambroise Thomas's "Hamlet" at the Metropolitan Opera House last night, when two of Messrs. Abbey & Grau's company made their last appearance. These two were Mlle. Marie Van Zandt, who was seen and heard as the unhappy object of Hamlet's love, and Mlle. Giulia Ravogli, who endeavored to sing to the audience the harassed conscience of the erring Queen Gertrude.

M. Lassalle repeated his earnest and picturesque performance of the melancholy Dane, who in opera, however, is not too melancholy to sing a good drinking song. M. Edouard de Reszke's glorious voice and admirable art were revealed once more in the rather thankless part of King Claudius. M. Montariol, who has earned respect by his conscientious endeavors in the course of the season, was the Laertes.

The other members of the east were Signor Viviani as the Ghost, Signor Rinaldini as Marcellus, Signor Cernusco as Horatio, and Signor Vaschetti as Polonius. This afternoon "Faust" will be given, and this evening Mme. Patti will sing in "Lucia."



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