[Met Concert/Gala] CID:1370
Sixth Grand Sunday Night Concert
Stabat Mater {1}
Metropolitan Opera House: 12/16/1883.

(Review)


Metropolitan Opera House
December 16, 1883


SIXTH GRAND SUNDAY NIGHT CONCERT

Rossini: STABAT MATER {1}

Soloists: Alwina Valleria, Sofia Scalchi, Roberto Stagno, Franco Novara

1. Introduction
Alwina Valleria, Sofia Scalchi, Roberto Stagno, Franco Novara
Metropolitan Opera Chorus

2. Cujus Animam
Roberto Stagno

3. Qui est Homo
Alwina Valleria, Sofia Scalchi

4. Pro Pecattis
Franco Novara

5. Eia Mater
Franco Novara
Metropolitan Opera Chorus

[6. Santa Mater - Omitted]

7. Fac ut Portum
Sofia Scalchi

8. Inflammatus
Alwina Valleria
Metropolitan Opera Chorus

9. Quando Corpus Monetur
Alwina Valleria, Sofia Scalchi, Roberto Stagno, Franco Novara
Metropolitan Opera Chorus

10. Amen
Alwina Valleria, Sofia Scalchi, Roberto Stagno, Franco Novara
Metropolitan Opera Chorus

Conductor...............Auguste Vianesi

[The quartet "Sancta Mater" was omitted.]


Dinorah: Overture

Proch: Stella: Ave Maria
Victor Capoul
Mr. Ciofi, violin
Appolonia Bertucca Maretzek, harp
Italo Azzoni, organ

Dinorah: Fanciulle che il core
Louise Lablache

Tannhäuser: O tu che
Giuseppe Kaschmann

Faure: Les Rameaux
Mr. Vergara [First appearance]

Ernani: O sommo Carlo
Louise Lablache
Victor Capoul
Giuseppe Kaschmann
Franco Novara

Conductor...............Auguste Vianesi

Review in The New York Times:

METROPOLITAN OPERA HOUSE

The concert given at the Metropolitan Opera House last evening was in many respects the most interesting of the series. Rossini's "Stabat Mater" was the feature of the programme, and, though it was found advisable to shorten it by the omission of the quartet, "Sancta mater," the remainder of the work was given in a manner that showed evidences of careful preparation. The soloists in this work were Mmes. Valleria and Scalchi and Signori Stagno and Novara. The melodious duet, "Quis est homo," was treated in a beautiful manner by the two ladies, who sang it with rare taste. Mme. Valleria sang the "Inflamatus" in a charming style, and Mme.
Sealchi gave a noble rendering of the "Fac ut portem." Signor Novara was excellent in his interpretation of the "Eia mater." The chorus was heard to great advantage in this composition, its work being smooth, precise, and well shaded. In the second part of the concert a miscellaneous list of songs was given. M. Caponi gave an emotional performance of Proch's "Ave Maria" accompanied by Signor Ciofi on the violin, Mme. Maretzek at the harp, and Signor Azzoni at the organ. Signor Kaschmann sang the romanza "O tu che," from "Tannhäuser" with excellent taste and finish, and Mlle. Louise Lablaehe acceptably rendered the "Fanciulle che il core," from "Dinorah." Signor Vergara sang Faure's "Les Rameaux," and Mlle. Lablache, M. Caponi and Signor Augier, Signor Novara, and the chorus gave a fine performance of the finale "O sommo Carlo," from "Ernani."



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