[Met Performance] CID:113000
Pagliacci {313}
Elektra {6}
Matinee ed. Metropolitan Opera House: 02/3/1933.

(Review)


Metropolitan Opera House
February 3, 1933 Matinee


PAGLIACCI {313}

Nedda...................Lucrezia Bori
Canio...................Giovanni Martinelli
Tonio...................Richard Bonelli
Silvio..................Claudio Frigerio
Beppe...................Giordano Paltrinieri

Conductor...............Vincenzo Bellezza


ELEKTRA {6}

Elektra.................Göta Ljungberg
Chrysothemis............Dorothee Manski
Klytämnestra............Maria Olszewska
Orest...................Friedrich Schorr
Aegisth.................Rudolf Laubenthal
Overseer................Elda Vettori
Serving Woman...........Doris Doe
Serving Woman...........Ina Bourskaya
Serving Woman...........Philine Falco
Serving Woman...........Helen Gleason
Serving Woman...........Margaret Halstead
Confidant...............Grace Divine
Trainbearer.............Pearl Besuner
Young Servant...........Marek Windheim
Old Servant.............Arnold Gabor
Guardian................Siegfried Tappolet

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

Review signed "G" in Musical America

Ljungberg Appears as Elektra

With two outstanding changes of cast to give it fresh interest, the Strauss "Elektra" was presented at a special performance on the afternoon of Feb. 3 for the benefit of the Vassar Club Scholarship Fund, in double bill with "Pagliacci." Göta Ljungberg, who earlier in the season had appeared as Chrysothemis, succeeded Gertrude Kappel in the titular role. Maria Olszewska added Klytemnestra to her new disclosures at the Metropolitan, her predecessors in this part having been Karin Branzell and Faina Petrova. Dorothee Manski sang Chrysothemis. Friedrich Schorr was again Orestes; Rudolf Laubenthal, Aegisthes; and Siegfried Tappolet, the Foster Father of Orestes. Artur Bodanzky conducted, as at the five previous representations.

The new Elektra and Klyteninestra gave vivid and compelling impersonations. Mme. Ljungberg presented a particularly striking figure and by her expressive singing and vital acting engendered an added measure of tenseness and excitement. This was cumulative as the performance progressed and rightly reached its climax in the frenzied dance of triumph at the close. In make-up, gesture, posture, walk and quality of voice, Mme. Olszewska's portrait of the decadent queen was a memorable one.

The "Pagliacci" cast included Lucrezia Bori as Nedda, Giovanni Martinelli as Canio, Richard Bonelli as Tonio, Claudio Frigerio as Silvio and Giordano Paltrinieri as Beppe. Mr. Bellezza conducted.



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