[Met Performance] CID:11920
Metropolitan Opera Premiere
L'Amico Fritz {1} Metropolitan Opera House: 01/10/1894.
 (Metropolitan Opera Premiere)
(Review)


Metropolitan Opera House
January 10, 1894
Metropolitan Opera Premiere


L'AMICO FRITZ {1}
Mascagni-Suardon

Fritz...................Fernando De Lucia
Suzel...................Emma Calvé
Rabbi David.............Mario Ancona
Beppe...................Sofia Scalchi
Caterina................Mathilde Bauermeister
Federico................N. Mastrobuono
Hanezň..................Antonio De Vaschetti

Conductor...............Enrico Bevignani

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

L'Amico Fritz received one complete performance this season.


From the review of W.J. Henderson:

L'Amico Fritz is not a strong work. It is pretty and idyllic, but it lacks the throbbing passion that makes "Cavalleria Rusticana" so successful. The result is that Mme. Calvé, though she gave a charming performance of Suzel, could not display her strongest qualitites. She sang the music extremely well, and sang one or two high notes which must have surprised her admirers. Signor de Lucia was better as Fritz than he has been in any other part except Canio in "Pagliacci." To be sure, the objections to his peculiar voice were not removed by last night's performance, but dramatic display was once again advantageously displayed.



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