[Met Performance] CID:118820
Tristan und Isolde {234} Metropolitan Opera House: 02/20/1936.

(Review)


Metropolitan Opera House
February 20, 1936


TRISTAN UND ISOLDE {234}

Tristan.................Paul Althouse
Isolde..................Kirsten Flagstad
Kurwenal................Julius Huehn
Brangäne................Karin Branzell
King Marke..............Ludwig Hofmann
Melot...................Arnold Gabor
Sailor's Voice..........Hans Clemens
Shepherd................Hans Clemens
Steersman...............James Wolfe

Conductor...............Artur Bodanzky, Act I

Conductor...............Karl Riedel, Acts II & III

[Artur Bodanzky is credited in the program, but a company paybook indicates that Karl Riedel conducted this performance.]

Review from the Baltimore Sun

At the opera house, nothing new. Melchior sang what is said to have been his one hundredth performance of "Tristan und Isolde" some days back, but Paul Althouse took over the role at the more recent hearing. Mr. Althouse cannot be said to be a heroic Tristan, and his efforts at making the interminable death scene dramatic did not quite come off, but his singing was, for the most part, very good. Flagstad was once more at her best, and Julius Huehn, having tined down his "business" as Kurvenal, was more acceptable. Bodanzky conducted the first act, but relinquished the baton to Karl Riedel for the other two, as he was indisposed.




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