[Met Performance] CID:121590
La Bohème {322} Metropolitan Opera House: 05/10/1937.

(Debut: Lucy Monroe
Review)


Metropolitan Opera House
May 10, 1937


LA BOHÈME {322}

Mimì....................Hilda Burke
Rodolfo.................Armand Tokatyan
Musetta.................Lucy Monroe [Debut and only performance]
Marcello................Carlo Morelli
Schaunard...............George Cehanovsky
Colline.................Norman Cordon
Benoit..................Louis D'Angelo
Alcindoro...............Louis D'Angelo
Parpignol...............Lodovico Oliviero
Sergeant................Carlo Coscia

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

Review of Pitts Sanborn in the World-Telegram

"La Bohème" at the Met a 2nd Time

New Singers Introduced at "Popular" Opera Performance

For a second time in the "popular" season "La Bohème" held the boards at the Metropolitan Opera House last evening. A large audience seemed to enjoy greatly what was offered.

The performance introduced to the Metropolitan public a young American soprano, Lucy Monroe, in the role of Musetta, besides providing in Mimi a new part so far as our town is concerned for Hilda Burke. There was also George Cehanovsky as Schaunard instead of Wilfred Engelman, who had sung the part last Wednesday.

Miss Monroe was pleasantly remembered from her appearance at the Hippodrome. She made a dynamic Musetta, fresh of voice, and gay in a vermilion bodice. The audience took to her immediately.

Mme. Burke was a fetchingly coquettish Mimi. Her voice had plenty of substance and she phrased her music with skill. Mr. Cehanovsky is always an acceptable Schaunard.

Once more Armand Tokatyan provided a plausible Rodolfo. Others conspicuous in the cast were again Carlo Morelli as Marcello, Norman Cordon as Colline and Louis d'Angelo to double Benoit and Alcindoro. Gennaro Papi conducted.



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