[Met Performance] CID:114030
Tannhäuser {274} Metropolitan Opera House: 12/27/1933.

(Debut: Emanuel List
Review)


Metropolitan Opera House
December 27, 1933


TANNHÄUSER {274}
Wagner-Wagner

Tannhäuser..............Max Lorenz
Elisabeth...............Maria Müller
Wolfram.................Friedrich Schorr
Venus...................Karin Branzell
Hermann.................Emanuel List [Debut]
Walther.................Hans Clemens
Heinrich................Giordano Paltrinieri
Biterolf................Arnold Gabor
Reinmar.................James Wolfe
Shepherd................Editha Fleischer
Dance...................Jessie Rogge
Dance...................Beatrice Covell
Dance...................Helen Sumholz

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

Director...............Wilhelm von Wymetal Jr.
Set designer............Hans Kautsky
Costume designer........Mathilde Castel-Bert
Choreographer...........Rosina Galli

Tannhäuser received six performances this season.

Review of Quaintance Eaton in the January 10, 1934 issue of Musical America

A Revivified 'Tannhäuser"

"Tannhäuser," on the second evening of the opera season, Dec. 27, drew a large house to applaud the freshened performance of a beloved work. The event was notable for several things: for the debut of Emanuel List as the Landgraf; for Maria Müller's beautiful singing of a part which is very sympathetic to her; for Max Lorenz's reappearance and decided improvement, to mention the most outstanding.

Mr. List is a valuable addition to the company; his commanding presence and voice of great depth and sombre, rich coloring, his musical feeling and expressive mien all combine to make him an artist worth watching and hearing. Mme. Müller's Elisabeth is charming, sweetly, clearly and often dramatically sung, graciously acted. Her joy and verve, and her later despair and resignation, are excellently portrayed.

Mr. Lorenz provided the surprise of the evening, with a Tannhäuser sung, not bellowed, acted with dignity and restraint, costumed simply and effectively. Friedrich Schorr's Wolfram was the pivot of the evening, this splendid artist giving an always dependable and very often beautiful account of his music. Karin Branzell was the Venus, opulent, if not always as steady as usual in voice, regal in appearance. Editha Fleischer sang delightfully the measures of the Shepherd, and Messrs. Clemens, Gabor, Paltrinieri and Wolfe contributed artistry to the smaller roles. Artur Bodanzky conducted..



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