[Met Performance] CID:32260
United States Premiere
Parsifal {1} Metropolitan Opera House: 12/24/1903.
 (United States Premiere)
(Debuts: Otto Goritz, Katherine Moran, Paula Braendle, Willy Harden, Julius Bayer, Miss Berndorf, Miss Clare, Jessie Clevinger, Miss Curtis, Minnie Egener, Mildred Elliott, Miss Franklin, Miss Geleng, Elsa Harris, Miss Hauke, Miss Hoffmann, Maud Meredith, Katherine Moran, Florence Mulford, Miss Pauli, Ida Rabenstein, Rosa Ritchie, Ada Schramm,
Marie Strebel, Miss Siersdorfer, Miss White, Miss Wittig, Blanche Yorke, Blanche Yurka, Leopold Rothaug, Burghard & Co., Blaschke & Cie

First staged performance of Parsifal outside the Bayreuth Festival.
Chapter: The New Stage at the Metropolitan Opera House Rebuilt for the Production of Parsifal
Review, Photographs, Designs)


Metropolitan Opera House
December 24, 1903
United States Premiere


PARSIFAL {1}
Wagner-Wagner

Parsifal................Alois Burgstaller
Kundry..................Milka Ternina
Amfortas................Anton Van Rooy
Gurnemanz...............Robert Blass
Klingsor................Otto Goritz [Debut]
Titurel.................Marcel Journet
Voice...................Louise Homer
First Esquire...........Katherine Moran [Debut]
Second Esquire..........Paula Braendle [Debut]
Third Esquire...........Albert Reiss
Fourth Esquire..........Willy Harden [Debut]
First Knight............Julius Bayer [Debut]
Second Knight...........Adolph Mühlmann
Flower Maidens: Isabelle Bouton, Ernesta Delsarta, Ellen Förnsen, Miss Berndorf [Debut], Paula Braendle, Miss Clare [Debut], Jessie Clevinger [Debut], Miss Curtis [Debut], Minnie Egener [Debut], Mildred Elliott [Debut], Miss Franklin [Debut], Miss Geleng [Debut], Elsa Harris [Debut], Miss Hauke [Debut], Lillian Heidelbach, Miss Hoffmann [Debut], Maud Meredith [Debut], Katherine Moran [Debut], Florence Mulford [Debut], Miss Pauli [Debut], Ida Rabenstein [Debut], Rosa Ritchie [Debut], Ada Schramm [Debut], Marie Strebel [Debut], Miss Siersdorfer [Debut], Marcia Van Dresser, Miss White [Debut], Miss Wittig [Debut], Blanche Yorke [Debut], Blanche Yurka [Debut]

Conductor...............Alfred Hertz

Director................Anton Fuchs
Set Designer............Leopold Rothaug [Debut]
Set Designer............Burghart & Co. [Debut]
Costume Designer........Blaschke & Cie [Debut]
Lighting Designer.......Carl Lautenschläger

Parsifal received twelve performances this season.

[This was the first staged performance of Parsifal outside Bayreuth, presented by general manager Conried over the objections of the Wagner family, which had taken legal action to prevent the production. The program noted that "The whole production [was] under the supervision of" Heinrich Conried. Willy Harden, one of the Esquires, was sometimes listed as Willy Haupt.]

[Credits have been revised for the Flower Maidens during the five Parsifal seasons presented by Heinrich Conried. Entries now reflect the listings in the program.]


Chapter: The New Stage of the Metropolitan Opera House Rebuilt for the Production of Parsifal.
Review, photographs, and designs from the premiere.



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