[Met Performance] CID:32760
L'Elisir d'Amore {3} Metropolitan Opera House: 02/5/1904.

(Review)


Metropolitan Opera House
February 5, 1904


L'ELISIR D'AMORE {3}

Adina...................Marcella Sembrich
Nemorino................Enrico Caruso
Belcore.................Antonio Scotti
Dr. Dulcamara...........Arcangelo Rossi
Giannetta...............Isabelle Bouton

Conductor...............Arturo Vigna

Enrico Caruso repeated "Una furtiva lagrima"

Unsigned review in The New York Times

"L 'ELISIR D'AMORE" AT THE OPERA

The anxiety on the part of the public to see and hear Mr. Caruso before he ends his engagement at the Metropolitan Opera House next week was doubtless the cause for the crowding into these last days of two performances of "L'Elisir d'Amore." A very large audience was present at the first of these, which was given last evening, and another is expected at the second, next Monday. A brilliant and spirited performance was offered it, in which Mme. Sembrich and Mr. Caruso both sang in their best voice and acted in their gayest mood. Donizetti's sparkling and light-hearted comedy has had the fullest justice done it here in these last few weeks by these two great artists, as Adina and Nemorino, and by their companions in the cast. Mr. Scotti and Mr. Rossi are their admirable coadjutors in the parts of Belcore and Dr. Dulcamara. There was, as ever, great enthusiasm over Mr. Caruso's elaborate air in the last act, "Una Furtiva Lagrima," and a desperate attempt to make him repeat it finally succeeding, after such a continual interruption of the further progress of the opera and a literal forcing of the conductor's hand as is rarely witnessed at the Opera House.



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