[Met Performance] CID:224370
Die Frau ohne Schatten {18} Metropolitan Opera House: 01/29/1971.

(Review)


Metropolitan Opera House
January 29, 1971


DIE FRAU OHNE SCHATTEN {18}

Empress.................Leonie Rysanek
Emperor.................Robert Nagy
Dyer's Wife.............Inge Borkh
Barak...................Walter Berry
Nurse...................Irene Dalis
Messenger...............William Dooley
Falcon..................Carlotta Ordassy
Hunchback...............Paul Franke
One-Eyed................Clifford Harvuot
One-Armed...............Lorenzo Alvary
Servant.................Loretta Di Franco
Servant.................Ivanka Myhal
Servant.................Carol Wilcox
Apparition..............Rod MacWherter
Unborn..................Raeschelle Potter
Unborn..................Margaret Kalil
Unborn..................Frederica von Stade
Unborn..................Nedda Casei
Unborn..................Shirley Love
Unborn..................Judith De Paul
Watchman................Robert Schmorr
Watchman................Charles Anthony
Watchman................Gene Boucher
Voice...................Batyah Godfrey Ben-David
Guardian................Mary Ellen Pracht

Conductor...............Karl Böhm

Review of Raymond Ericson in The New York Times

INGE BORKH SINGS DYER'S WIFE ROLE

Inge Borkh, a German soprano who last appeared with the Metropolitan Opera 10 years ago, as Elektra in the Richard Strauss opera, returned to the company on Friday night to sing the role of the Dyer's Wife in the same composer's "Die Frau ohne Schatten."

Always an artist to be respected, Miss Borkh gave an honorable performance. She knows the musical style, and her voice cut through the orchestra easily. A veteran singer, she had difficulties with high notes, which lacked body, but she was resourceful enough to make her singing effective on the whole.

Her portrayal was interesting. She stressed the wayward emotions of the part. Her face, in particular, mirrored the feelings of the Dyer's Wife, who is by turns shrewish, exultant, moody and sensuous.



Added Index Entries for Subjects and Names


Back to short citation(s).