[Met Performance] CID:136030
Lucia di Lammermoor {199} Metropolitan Opera House: 11/25/1943.

(Review)


Metropolitan Opera House
November 25, 1943


LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR {199}
Donizetti-Cammarano

Lucia...................Lily Pons
Edgardo.................Jan Peerce
Enrico..................Leonard Warren
Raimondo................Nicola Moscona
Normanno................John Dudley
Alisa...................Thelma Votipka
Arturo..................Alessio De Paolis

Conductor...............Cesare Sodero

Director................Lothar Wallerstein
Designer................Richard Rychtarik
Choreographer...........Laurent Novikoff

Lucia di Lammermoor received six performances this season.

[Pons' costumes were designed by Valentina.]


Review of Leonard Liebling in the Musical Courier

Pons and Peerce in "Lucia"

Lily Pons, most popular of coloratura sopranos, warbled the embroidered woes of Lucia with her wonted taste and facility. The traditional climax of enthusiasm came after the sparkling Mad Scene. Jan Peerce as Edgardo, in best brilliance and felling, tossed off high tones with the same easy command that distinguished his lyric line and polished delivery. His acting has improved immeasurably. Leonard Warren's singing in the role of Enrico was one of the highlights of the performance; he has grown into a baritone of the most marked eminence. Moscona sang Raimondo, Thelma Votipka was the Alise, De Paolis did Arturo especially well, and John Dudley made the most of his contributions as Normanno. Cesare Sodero conducted with his habitual solicitude for the singers and for the "Melos" of the score.



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