[Met Performance] CID:120290
Cavalleria Rusticana {299}
Pagliacci {333}
The Bat {8}
Metropolitan Opera House: 01/13/1937.

(Review)


Metropolitan Opera House
January 13, 1937


CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA {299}

Santuzza................Hilda Burke
Turiddu.................Frederick Jagel
Lola....................Irra Petina
Alfio...................Carlo Morelli
Mamma Lucia.............Anna Kaskas

Conductor...............Gennaro Papi


PAGLIACCI {333}

Nedda...................Queena Mario
Canio...................Arthur Carron
Tonio...................John Charles Thomas
Silvio..................George Cehanovsky
Beppe...................Giordano Paltrinieri

Conductor...............Gennaro Papi


THE BAT {8}

Bats....................Holly Howard, Lew Christensen
Poet....................Charles Laskey
Masked Ladies...........Leda Anchutina, Annabelle Lyon
Gypsies.................Helen Leitch, William Dollar
Can-Can Dancer..........Rabana Hasburgh
Ladies of Fashion.......Kathryn Mullowny, Gisella Caccialanza, Monna Montes, Elise Reiman, Daphne Vane
Coachmen................Josef Levinoff, Eugene Loring

Conductor...............Wilfred Pelletier

Review of Jerome D. Bohm in the Herald Tribune

Hilda Burke Makes Debut as 'Cavalleria' Santuzza

Takes Place of Miss Ponselle, Ill, In Metropolitan Triple Bill

A triple bill, consisting of Mascagni's "Cavalleria Rusticana," Leoncavallo's "Pagliacci" and the ballet "The Bat" was offered at the Metropolitan Opera House last night. Chief interest centered about the assumption of the part of Santuzza in the Mascagni opera for the first time here by Hilda Burke. She replaced Rosa Ponselle who was ill. Miss Burke sang her music in admirable fashion. Her upper register, excepting for an occasional insufficiently supported tone, had both brilliancy and warmth and she disclosed no little intensity of feeling. Her acting was intelligently planned and convincing and happily free from melodramatic touches.

Associated with her in the cast were Frederick Jagel, as Turiddu, Irra Petina, as Lola, Carlo Morelli, as Alfio, and Anna Kaskas, as Lucia, all of whom have been heard before in those roles.

The cast of the "Pagliacci" was a familiar one with Queena Mario, as Nedda, Arthur Carron, as Canio, John Charles Thomas, as Tonio, Giordano Paltrinieri, as Beppe, and George Cehanovsky, as Silvio. Mr. Papi conducted the operas. "The Bat," which was danced by the American Ballet Ensemble, was directed by Mr. Pelletier.



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