[Met Concert/Gala] CID:1420
Seventh Grand Sunday Night Concert
Stabat Mater {2}
Metropolitan Opera House: 12/23/1883.

(Review)


Metropolitan Opera House
December 23, 1883


SEVENTH GRAND SUNDAY NIGHT CONCERT

La Gioconda: Dance of the Hours (Repeated as Encore)

Roméo et Juliette: Cavatina
Victor Capoul

Alceste: Divinités du Styx
Emmy Fursch-Madi

Rotoli: Mia sposa serra la mia bandiera
Tannhäuser: Evening Star (Encore)
Giuseppe Kaschmann

La Cenerentola: Non piu mesta
Lucrezia Borgia: Brindisi (Encore)
Sofia Scalchi

Mattei: Non è ver'
Mr. Vergara [Last appearance]

Tannhäuser: Entrance of the Guests

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

Italo Azzoni, Piano
Appolonia Bertucca Maretzek, Harp


Rossini: STABAT MATER {2}

Soloists: Emmy Fursch-Madi, Sofia Scalchi, Italo Campanini, Amadeo Grazzi

1. Introduction
Emmy Fursch-Madi, Sofia Scalchi, Italo Campanini, Amadeo Grazzi
Metropolitan Opera Chorus

2. Cujus Animam
Italo Campanini

3. Qui est Homo
Emmy Fursch-Madi, Sofia Scalchi

4. Pro Pecattis
Amadeo Grazzi

5. Eia Mater
Amadeo Grazzi
Metropolitan Opera Chorus

6. Sancta Mater
Emmy Fursch-Madi, Sofia Scalchi, Italo Campanini, Amadeo Grazzi

7. Fac ut Portum
Sofia Scalchi

8. Inflammatus
Emmy Fursch-Madi
Metropolitan Opera Chorus

9. Quando Corpus Monetur
Emmy Fursch-Madi, Sofia Scalchi, Italo Campanini, Amadeo Grazzi
Metropolitan Opera Chorus

10. Amen
Emmy Fursch-Madi, Sofia Scalchi, Italo Campanini, Amadeo Grazzi
Metropolitan Opera Chorus

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


Review and account in The New York Times:

The concert at the Metropolitan Opera House last night was thrown into a temporary state of confusion by the illness of Mme. Valleria, which was apparently unknown to the management until a very late hour. It was 8:30 when the announcement was made that the miscellaneous concert would precede the "Stabat Mater," and that Mme. Fursch-Madi would take Mme. Valleria's place. After the concert once began, however, it proved to be sufficiently interesting.

The orchestra, by way of overture, gave an excellent rendering of the "Dance of the Hours," from "La Gioconda," which was encored with all the enthusiasm of an audience ready to welcome anything new in the line of grand opera. M. Capoul sang the cavatina from Gounod's "Romeo and Juliet;" Mme. Fursch-Madi gave a pleasant rendering of the "Divinites du Styx" from Gluck's "Alceste," and Signor Vergara sang "Non e ver." Signor Kaschmann sang a popular song by Rotoli with excellent taste and, being loudly recalled, gave a finished interpretation of the "Evening Star" song from "Tannhäuser." Mme. Scalchi sang "Non piu mesta," from "Cenerentola," in a superb manner and was vociferously recalled. She then gave the brindisi from "Lucrezia Borgia" with fine effect. The "Stabat Mater" was given after the intermission. The soloists were Mme. Fursch-Madi. Mme. Scalchi, Signor Campanini, and Signor Grazzi, who was substituted for Signor Novara. The performance of the work was, taken as a whole, thoroughly acceptable. Signor Campanini's noble rendering of the "Cujus Animam" was one of the most notable features. He was in excellent voice and sang with great power and perfect taste. The performance of the duet "Quis est homo" by Mmes. Fursch-Madi and Scalchi was praiseworthy, and was received with much applause.



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