[Met Performance] CID:174440
La Gioconda {177} Metropolitan Opera House: 03/18/1957.

(Review)


Metropolitan Opera House
March 18, 1957


LA GIOCONDA {177}

La Gioconda.............Zinka Milanov
Enzo....................Gianni Poggi
Laura...................Regina Resnik
Barnaba.................Leonard Warren
Alvise..................Cesare Siepi
La Cieca................Belén Amparan
Zuŕne...................George Cehanovsky
Isčpo...................Alessio De Paolis
Monk....................Norman Scott
Steersman...............Louis Sgarro
Singer..................Calvin Marsh
Singer..................James McCracken
Dance...................Mary Ellen Moylan
Dance...................Michael Maule

Conductor...............Fausto Cleva

Review

Miss Resnik did some truly imposing vocal work. Her sure tones in this part, the definition of her musical line and its drama, her appearance and her deportment all affirmed the lady's excellent operatic gifts. She was given quite an ovation at the conclusion of "Stella del Marinar."

R. B.
New York Herald tribune

If Mr. Poggi's singing were always at the level of his best efforts, he would have few serious rivals in the world of tenors today. Occasionally his singing is spoiled by a muffled, constricted quality that robs the tone of its luster. On the whole, however, Mr. Poggi is a fresh-voiced, appealing vocalist, and generally resists the temptation to shout, which is the besetting sin of Metropolitan singers.

J. B.
New York Times



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