[Met Performance] CID:112900
Das Rheingold {70}
Ring Cycle [54] Uncut
. Matinee Broadcast ed. Metropolitan Opera House: 01/27/1933., Broadcast

(Broadcast (Partial)
Review)


Metropolitan Opera House
January 27, 1933 Matinee Broadcast


DAS RHEINGOLD {70}
Der Ring des Nibelungen: Cycle [54] Uncut
Wagner-Wagner

Wotan...................Friedrich Schorr
Fricka..................Doris Doe
Alberich................Gustav Schützendorf
Loge....................Rudolf Laubenthal
Erda....................Maria Olszewska
Fasolt..................Siegfried Tappolet
Fafner..................James Wolfe
Freia...................Dorothee Manski
Froh....................Hans Clemens
Donner..................Arthur Anderson
Mime....................Marek Windheim
Woglinde................Editha Fleischer
Wellgunde...............Rose Bampton
Flosshilde..............Doris Doe

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

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

Das Rheingold received one performance this season.

[Part of Das Rheingold was broadcast from 3:15-5:00]

Review signed H. in Musical America

The Only 'Rheingold'

The season's only production of "Das Rheingold" ushered in the annual Wagnerian special matinees on the afternoon of Jan. 27, before the usual rapt audience. The general ensemble of the performance was one of the best heard in some seasons. Individual highlights were less conspicuous, which may be the explanation. The orchestra, save for some very trying faulty intonation in the brass in the Prelude, played well and Artur Bodanzky's reading of the score was agreeable if not overwhelming.

Friedrich Schorr sang Wotan superbly, though his characterization was not especially impressive. Doris Doe's singing of Fricka's music was excellent in every respect. Dorothee Manski's Freia scarcely ranked with her other Wagnerian achievements. Maria Olszewska sang Erda for the first time, proclaiming sonorously the Earth-Goddess's few phrases. Rudolf Lanbenthal's Loge was crafty and mercurial and better sung than many of his recent performances. As Mime and Alberich, Marek Windheim and Gustav Schützendorf gave their customary splendid performances. Siegfried Tappolet sang well as Fasolt and James Wolfe as Fafner. Hans Clemens was fair as Froh and Arthur Andersen somewhat indefinite as Donner.



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