[Met Performance] CID:11810
Carmen {21} Matinee ed. Metropolitan Opera House: 12/30/1893.

(Review)


Metropolitan Opera House
December 30, 1893 Matinee


CARMEN {21}

Carmen..................Emma Calvé
Don José................Jean de Reszke
Micaela.................Sigrid Arnoldson
Escamillo...............Jean Lassalle
Frasquita...............Mathilde Bauermeister
Mercédès................Anita Ibles
Remendado...............Antonio Rinaldini
Dancaïre................Agostino Carbone
Zuniga..................Lodovico Viviani
Moralès.................Victor De Gromzeski
Dance...................Miss Santori

Conductor...............Luigi Mancinelli

Director................Armand Castelmary

Unsigned review in The New York Times

"Carmen" Sung Once Again

Four days ago every seat in the large auditorium of the Metropolitan Opera House had been sold for yesterday's matinée. Before the curtain rose all the standing room was occupied, and the small array of ticket speculators who infest Broadway on both sides of the main entrance to the house had folded their diagrams, like Arabs, and silently stolen away with full pockets. No one who has watched the progress of operatic events during the current season needs to be told that the attraction was "Carmen."

The cast was the same as it was in the performance of Monday night. Mme Arnoldson confirmed the good impression she made then by her tasteful singing of Micaela's music. It is a pity that her voice sounds so frail, yet it carries very well and reaches every part of the house. Mme. Calvé's Carmen calls for no further comment, and the same may be said of the impersonations of Messrs. de Reszke and Lassalle. The repetitions of the opera, however, have brought the work of the orchestra to a high state of perfection, and the instrumental portion of the lovely music has never before been so well played in this city. For this and other notable merits of the performance the public is indebted to Signor Mancinelli who has shown himself to be a conductor of the first rank.



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