[Met Performance] CID:11200
Faust {49} Metropolitan Opera House: 04/8/1892.

(Review)


Metropolitan Opera House
April 8, 1892
In Italian


FAUST {49}

Faust...................Jean de Reszke
Marguerite..............Emma Eames
Méphistophélès..........Edouard de Reszke
Valentin................Jean Lassalle
Siebel..................Jane De Vigne
Marthe..................Mathilde Bauermeister
Wagner..................Lodovico Viviani

Conductor...............Auguste Vianesi [Last performance]

Unsigned review in The New York Times

METROPOLITAN OPERA HOUSE.

The last performance of Messrs. Abbey & Grau's season of grand opera In French and Italian at the Metropolitan Opera House last evening was devoted to Gounod's "Faust," which has been the battle horse of the Winter. The cast was that which had been called "ideal," with the exception that Mme. Scalchi's place as Siebel was taken by Mlle. De Vigne. The other leading members of the cast were Jean de Reszke as Faust, Edouard de Reszke as Mephistopheles, Jean Lassalle as Valentine, and Emma Eames as Marguerite. It is impossible to add anything significant to what has already been said about the admirable work of these singers. It is sufficient to note that last evening they were all in excellent voice and did their work admirably.

The audience filled the house to its capacity and the enthusiasm knew no bounds. After each act the leading artists were recalled again and again with cheers and bravos, and the outpour of flowers was something extraordinary. In addition to flowers, several friends of M. Lassalle presented him with a handsome silver cup in memory of his splendid triumph as Hamlet, a token of appreciation as handsome as it was deserved. Signor Vianesi received from the members of the orchestra a beautiful fob chain with a gold and jeweled lyre as an ornament. The gift was presented with a flourish of trumpets and drums.

The three men and Mme. Eames will sail on La Champagne this morning. Mr. Abbey's season was pecuniarily successful, and the enterprising managers who lost so much money in their first season bore and paid 100 cents on the dollar will receive the warm congratulations of a very large number of friends.



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