[Met Performance] CID:25400
Lohengrin {159} Minneapolis, Minnesota: 12/15/1900.

(Grau summary of tour)


Minneapolis, Minnesota
December 15, 1900


LOHENGRIN {159}

Lohengrin...............Andreas Dippel
Elsa....................Lillian Nordica
Ortrud..................Ernestine Schumann-Heink
Telramund...............Theodore Bertram
King Heinrich...........Edouard de Reszke
Herald..................Adolph Mühlmann

Conductor...............Walter Damrosch

Interview with Maurice Grau about the Metropolitan Opera's just concluded Western tour.

Company Greeted With Crowded Houses in Every City With Exception of Lincoln.

NEW YORK, Dec.16 - Maurice Grau arrived tonight. The stars and satellites of the Metropolitan Operas Company, which is under his direction, are struggling through snow and zero weather to open a season of grand opera at the Metropolitan here Tuesday night.

Mr. Grau said: "Our Western trip has been a most wonderful success, though it involved tremendous fatigue. The company travelled 8,000 miles and gave forty-one performances in five weeks and two days. In every place we visited we had nearly the full capacity of the houses, except in Lincoln, Nebraska. It seemed that the home of Bryan was not big enough for the Metropolitan Opera Company.

"We took in nearly $250,000. We visited Los Angeles, San Francisco, Denver, Lincoln, Kansas City and Minneapolis. In none of these cities, with the exception of Kansas City, had the Metropolitan Company ever been before. Our receptions in San Francisco and Minneapolis were especially remarkable. They all expect us to return, but that is a question which will require a good deal of consideration.

"Our trip was one of the quickest on record. We had sixteen cars and 220 persons. We traveled in a special train all the way and most of the time we ran in two sections. During the last two weeks we practically lived in the cars."



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