[Met Performance] CID:118000
New production
La Traviata {207} Metropolitan Opera House: 12/16/1935.

(Opening Night {51}
Edward Johnson, General Manager

Debuts: Thelma Votipka, Gisella Caccialanza, Ruthanna Boris, Anatol Vilzak, Constantine Iolas, George Balanchine)


Metropolitan Opera House
December 16, 1935
Opening Night {51}
New production

Edward Johnson, General Manager


LA TRAVIATA {207}
Giuseppe Verdi--Francesco Maria Piave

Violetta................Lucrezia Bori
Alfredo.................Richard Crooks
Germont.................Lawrence Tibbett
Flora...................Thelma Votipka [Debut]
Gastone.................Angelo Badà
Baron Douphol...........Alfredo Gandolfi
Marquis D'Obigny........George Cehanovsky
Dr. Grenvil.............James Wolfe
Annina..................Pearl Besuner
Dance...................Gisella Caccialanza [Debut]
Dance...................Ruthanna Boris [Debut]
Dance...................Anatol Vilzak [Debut]
Dance...................Constantine Iolas [Debut]
Dance...................Josef Levinoff

Conductor...............Ettore Panizza

Director................Désiré Defrère
Designer................Jonel Jorgulesco
Choreographer...........George Balanchine [Debut]

La Traviata received five performances this season.

[On 3/6/35, Herbert Witherspoon, former Metropolitan Opera bass, was announced as the new General Manager succeeding Giulio Gatti-Casazza. He died in his office at the opera house on 5/10/35. Edward Johnson, Metropolitan Opera tenor who had been appointed Assistant Manager, was immediately confirmed as his successor.]


Photograph of Paul Cravath, Lawrence Tibbett, Richard Crooks, Lucrezia Bori, Ettore Panizza, and Edward Johnson by the Associated Press.



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