[Met Performance] CID:149730
L'Elisir d'Amore {64} Matinee Broadcast ed. Metropolitan Opera House: 02/5/1949., Broadcast

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Metropolitan Opera House
February 5, 1949 Matinee Broadcast


L'ELISIR D'AMORE {64}

Adina...................Bidú Sayao
Nemorino................Ferruccio Tagliavini
Belcore.................Frank Valentino
Dr. Dulcamara...........Italo Tajo
Giannetta...............Inge Manski

Conductor...............Giuseppe Antonicelli


Review of James Hinton Jr. in Musical America

The Saturday afternoon broadcast presentation of "L'Elisir D'Amore" was a spirited affair. Bidu Sayao was again the Adina, and gave a performance that was delicate and charming in every respect. Ferruccio Tagliavini, as Nemorino, did a thoroughly competent job of bumpkin impersonation, and sang with lovely tone and carefully shaded dynamics. Italo Tajo was all that could be desired as Dulcamara, singing and acting with a vitality that, while it commanded the stage during his big moments, never got in the way of the other singers. Francesco Valentino, replacing Giuseppe Valdengo, who was indisposed, gave a performance that was in the exhilarating spirit of the afternoon, and Inge Manski's Ginnetta was an ornament to the stage. Giuseppe Antonicelli conducted



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