[Met Performance] CID:12160
Faust {58} Metropolitan Opera House: 02/2/1894.

(Review)


Metropolitan Opera House
February 2, 1894


FAUST {58}

Faust...................Italo Campanini [Last performance]
Marguerite..............Emma Eames
Méphistophélès..........Edouard de Reszke
Valentin................Jean Lassalle
Siebel..................Sofia Scalchi
Marthe..................Emily Lablache [Last performance]
Wagner..................Antonio De Vaschetti

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

[Note: Based on the review below, Italo Campanini appears to have sung the title role in Italian while the rest of the opera was sung in French.]


Review by W.J. Henderson:

It is not often that an artist receives such substantial evidence of kindly remembrance and popular regard as Signor Italo Campanini received at the Metropolitan Opera House last night. M. Jean de Reszke was ill and unable to appear, and as there is a good deal of work ahead of the other tenors next week, Signor Campanini at 4 o'clock in the afternoon was asked to sing the title role of Gounod's 'Faust' last evening. It was very short notice; indeed, so short that the popular tenor must have felt very sure of his memory to accept it. There was an immense audience present, and Signor Campanini was received with every mark of favor. The applause after his 'Salve Dimora' was long and enthusiastic.... Another old acquaintance who took the place of a sick member of the company was Mme. Lablache. She appeared as Marta in place of Mlle. Bauermeister, who has been suffering from a severe cold.



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