[Met Concert/Gala] CID:13350
Concert. Boston, Massachusetts: 11/10/1894.

(Review)


Boston, Massachusetts
November 10, 1894


CONCERT

Beethoven: Egmont: Overture

Martha: Ja seit früher Kindheit Tagen
Georges Mauguière
Pol Plançon

Orfeo ed Euridice: Che farò
Sofia Scalchi

Schumann: Die beiden Grenadiere (repeated as encore)
Pol Plançon

Arditi: Se saran rose
Foster: Old Folks at Home (Encore)
Nellie Melba

Die Lustigen Weiber von Windsor: Overture

Semiramide: Act II Excerpts (In costume)
Nellie Melba
Sofia Scalchi

Hérold: Zampa: Aria
Georges Mauguière

Lucia di Lammermoor: Mad Scene
Nellie Melba

Thomas: Le Caïd: Air du tambour major (repeated last movement as encore)
Pol Plançon

Gounod: La Reine de Saba: March

Conductor...............Enrico Bevignani
Piano...................Victor Harris


From the review in the Boston Herald:

...Nothing could have been more exquisitely delicate, more finished in point of style, more beautiful in phrasing and more brilliant in vocalization than was her [Melba's] singing of the pretty waltz song, "Se Saran Rose," by Arditi, in which the wonderfully limpid quality of her voice, her liquid vocalization, her perfect trills and her fluent ease of execution were displayed in all their affluence. There is nothing to marvel at that her hearers should have recalled her again and again. The plaudits were that her hearers should have broken into a frenzy of applause at the close of the song and should have recalled continued so persistently that Mme Melba at length responded with "Old Folks at Home," which was given by her with such charming simplicity... At the end of the scene from Lucia, the audience again gave way to a fury of plaudits and recalled the artistuntil it wore itself out by the energy of its long continued demonstration of approval.



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