[Met Concert/Gala] CID:20700
Anton Seidl Testimonial Performance. Metropolitan Opera House: 03/23/1899.

(Review)


Metropolitan Opera House
March 23, 1899


ANTON SEIDL TESTIMONIAL PERFORMANCE

Lohengrin: Act I

Lohengrin...............Jean de Reszke
Elsa....................Lillian Nordica
Ortrud..................Marie Brema
Telramund...............Henri Albers
King Heinrich...........Lempriere Pringle
Herald..................Adolph Mühlmann

Conductor...............Luigi Mancinelli


Die Walküre: Act III

Brünnhilde..............Marie Brema
Sieglinde...............Lilli Lehmann
Wotan...................Anton Van Rooy
Gerhilde................Maud Roudez
Grimgerde...............Minnie Molka-Kellogg
Helmwige................Olga Pevny
Ortlinde................Mathilde Bauermeister
Rossweisse..............Marthe Djella
Schwertleite............Johanna Bach
Siegrune................Eugenia Mantelli
Waltraute...............Louise Meisslinger

Conductor...............Franz Schalk


Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Act III,
Scene from entrance of Eva through Quintet

Hans Sachs..............Edouard de Reszke
Eva.....................Marcella Sembrich
Walther von Stolzing....Andreas Dippel
Magdalene...............Louise Meisslinger
David...................Jacques Bars

Conductor...............Franz Schalk


Götterdämmerung: Act III, beginning with the Funeral March

Brünnhilde..............Lilli Lehmann
Gutrune.................Olga Pevny

Conductor...............Franz Schalk

Director................Pierre Baudu

[This performance was dedicated to the memory of Anton Seidl, who died 3/28/98.]

There were two special gala performances this season.


Review in The New York Times:

An extra operatic performance was given at the Metropolitan Opera House last night in honor of the memory of Anton Seidl, the eminent conductor, who died last year. The programme was made up of parts of operas which Mr. Seidl formerly conducted with great skill, and this arrangement enabled a goodly number of the artists of the present company to volunteer their services. The audience was very large, and it was stated that the receipts amounted to $16,508. This amount is to be invested for the benefit of the conductor's widow, and after her death will go to found a free scholarship in music in Columbia University. Portraits of Mr. Seidl were hung in the foyer and over the stage last night, but otherwise there was no attempt to make the occasion one of especial pictorial effect.



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