[Met Performance] CID:1160
Lohengrin {3} Matinee ed. Metropolitan Opera House: 11/17/1883.

(Review)


Metropolitan Opera House
November 17, 1883 Matinee
In Italian


LOHENGRIN {3}
Wagner-Wagner

Lohengrin...............Italo Campanini
Elsa....................Christine Nilsson
Ortrud..................Emmy Fursch-Madi
Telramund...............Giuseppe Kaschmann
King Heinrich...........Franco Novara
Herald..................Ludovico Contini

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

Review in The New York Times:

METROPOLITAN OPERA HOUSE

The largest audience which has been within the walls of the Metropolitan Opera House since its [first] night assembled there yesterday afternoon when Wagner's opera "Lohengrin" was performed for the third time. The cast was the same as that of the two previous representations, one which, as a whole, it would be difficult to exceed. Mme. Nilsson's poetic and lofty interpretation of the rôle of Elsa has been described heretofore in these columns. The eminent singer was in excellent voice yesterday and sang her music with fine effect. Signor Campanini has not appeared to better advantage this season. He looked, as he has always done, the personification of the Knight of the Grail, and acted with noble dignity. His singing was marked by great clearness and beauty of tone and by that exquisite taste which is second nature to him. Signor Kaschmann's strong and passionate performance of Telramondo was repeated, and Mme. Fursch-Madi was vividly dramatic as Ottruda. Signor Navara was heard again as the King, and Signor Contini gave his careful and agreeable rendering of the Herald's music once more. The faults and merits of the chorus and orchestra in this opera have already been noticed. Little change was apparent in their work yesterday, except that the chorus was frequently away from the pitch.



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