[Met Performance] CID:3090
Lohengrin {9} Metropolitan Opera House: 12/3/1884.

(Review)


Metropolitan Opera House
December 3, 1884


LOHENGRIN {9}
Wagner-Wagner

Lohengrin...............Anton Schott
Elsa....................Auguste Seidl-Kraus
Ortrud..................Marianne Brandt
Telramund...............Alkuir Blum
King Heinrich...........Josef Staudigl
Herald..................Joseph Miller

Conductor...............Leopold Damrosch

Director................Wilhelm Hock
Set Designer............Charles Fox, Jr.
Set Designer............William Schaeffer
Set Designer............Gaspar Maeder
Set Designer............Mr. Thompson
Costume Designer........D. Ascoli
Costume Designer........Henry Dazian

Lohengrin received sixteen performances this season.

Review by Henry Krehbiel, New York Tribune:

Frau Kraus's Elsa…was almost a complete realization of the poet-composer's ideal-womanly tenderness, maidenly simplicity, gracious innocence and fearful curiosity; all were there, and over all, under all and through all the action as well as the music allotted to the part. The high degree in which Frau Kraus caught this spirit lent new beauty to her fresh and lovely voice and heightened the directness and force of her acting. The opposite of this character in all things was exemplified in the singing and acting of Fräulein Brandt, a most thrilling, forceful impersonation of Ortrud.



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