[Met Concert/Gala] CID:26030
Eighth Grand Sunday Night Concert. Metropolitan Opera House: 02/10/1901.

(Review)


Metropolitan Opera House
February 10, 1901


EIGHTH GRAND SUNDAY NIGHT CONCERT

Henry Charles Litolff: Maximilian Robespierre Overture

Faust: Dio Possente
Antonio Scotti

Bruch: Odysseus: Ich wob dies Gewand
Ernestine Schumann-Heink

Thomas: Le Caïd: Air du tambour major
Pol Plançon

Tannhäuser: Dich, teure halle
Johanna Gadski

Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 1

Saint-Saëns: The Wheel of Omphale

Schumann: Les Deux Grenadiers
Pol Plançon

Lucrezia Borgia: Brindisi
Ernestine Schumann-Heink

Alphons Czibulka: Fly Minuet

Moszkowski: Serenade

De Leva: Ho sognato
Tosti: Invanno
Antonio Scotti

Der Freischütz: Leise, leise
Johanna Gadski

Paul Lacombe: Tzigane

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

Review (unsigned) in The New York Times

METROPOLITAN SUNDAY CONCERT

Soloists Were Schumann-Heink, Plançon, Scotti, and Gadski.

A new rule for Sunday night went into effect at the Metropolitan yesterday. Mme. Schumann-Heink, after having been called to the front some six times, disclosed its substance with that archness peculiar to the favorite contralto. She stepped to the front of the stage, seeming about to grant the audience's demand for an encore, when, with a shrug of the shoulders, she made a comprehensive gesture toward the conductor, accompanied with a moue that said quite plainly to the front of the house,
"That wretch won't allow another song." The house, understanding it, gave Schumann-Heink applause that very nearly wrecked the next number. And that was the rule printed on the programme.

The soloists in addition to Schumann-Heink were Plançon, Scotti, and Gadski. Mme. Schumann-Heink's numbers were Bruch's aria, "Odysseus" and the Brindisi from "Lucrezia Borgia." Scotti sang Ho Sognato. (De Leva), Tosti's "Invanno," and "Dio Possente," from "Faust," Plançon was heard in the "Air Du Tambour Major" from "Le Cid" and Schumann's "Les Deux Grenadiers." Mme. Gadski had Elizabeth's air from "Tannhäuser" and Agathe's aria from "Der Freischütz."

Rather more attention than usual was paid last night to the orchestra's share of the programme. There were, in all, six purely instrumental numbers. Saint-Saëns' whimsical "Wheel of Omphale" and Liszt's "Rhapsody No. 1," were the chief of these..



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