[Met Concert/Gala] CID:21065
Farewell Performance of Grand Opera. Metropolitan Opera House: 4/21/1899.


Metropolitan Opera House
April 21, 1899


FAREWELL PERFORMANCE OF GRAND OPERA

Roméo et Juliette: Act II

Roméo...................Albert Saléza
Juliette................Suzanne Adams
Stephano................Marthe Djella [Last appearance]
Benvolio................Roberto Vanni
Gertrude................Mathilde Bauermeister
Gregorio................Theodore Meux

Conductor...............Luigi Mancinelli
Director................Pierre Baudu


Tristan und Isolde: Act II

Tristan.................Jean de Reszke
Isolde..................Lillian Nordica
Kurwenal................David Bispham
Brangäne................Marie Brema
King Marke..............Edouard de Reszke
Melot...................Lempriere Pringle

Conductor...............Franz Schalk
Director................Pierre Baudu


INTERMEDE MUSICALE

La Favorita: O mio Fernando
Eugenia Mantelli

Die Walküre: Wotan's Farewell
Anton Van Rooy

Lucrezia Borgia: Brindisi
Ernestine Schumann-Heink

Accompanist.............E. Romayne Simmons


Die Walküre: Act I Conclusion

Sieglinde...............Lilli Lehmann [Last appearance]
Siegmund................Andreas Dippel

Conductor...............Franz Schalk
Director................Pierre Baudu


Faust: Act V

Faust...................Albert Saléza
Marguerite..............Emma Eames
Méphistophélès..........Pol Plançon

Conductor...............Luigi Mancinelli
Director................Pierre Baudu


[Note from the program: Mme. Sembrich is still suffering from a severe cold, contracted in Baltimore last week, and will not be able to sing this evening. Therefore, the first act of "La Traviata" will have to be omitted from the performance.

M. Van Dyck is suffering from an attack of Bronchitis, and the role of Siegmund in the "Die Walküre" will be sung by Herr Dippel.]

Although David Bispham is listed in the program to sing Schubert's Erlkönig, he is not mentioned in an account which mentions what poor voice he was in for Act II of Tristan.



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