[Met Performance] CID:34590
Cavalleria Rusticana {91}
Pagliacci {45}
Metropolitan Opera House: 01/13/1905.

(Review)


Metropolitan Opera House
January 13, 1905


CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA {91}

Santuzza................Maria De Macchi
Turiddu.................Andreas Dippel
Lola....................Josephine Jacoby
Alfio...................Eugenio Giraldoni
Mamma Lucia.............Mathilde Bauermeister

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


PAGLIACCI {45}

Nedda...................Bella Alten
Canio...................Enrico Caruso
Tonio...................Antonio Scotti
Silvio..................Taurino Parvis
Beppe...................Albert Reiss

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

Unsigned review in The New York Times


A double bill consisting of the two characteristic exemplars of the young Italian school of opera, "Cavalleria Rusticana" and "Pagliacci" was given at the Opera House last evening. The two together were an attraction to draw a very large audience that was as demonstrative in its expressions of delight as the Italian opera lovers usually are. The performances were carried through with much spirit by the singers, who have been concerned in them before. Mme. de Macchi displays her powers at their best in the melodramatic character of Santuzza and Mr. Dippel, though the Italian operalovers do not love him and do not hesitate to express their feelings in a manner unusual at the Metropolitan, gives an excellent interpretation of the part of Turiddu. In ""Pagliacci" Miss Alten gives a pleasing performance as Nedda and Mr. Caruso has an opportunity for his most impassioned and vociferously expressive singing as Canio. Mr. Scotti's Tonio has long been recognized as one of the most characteristic impersonations of that personage and their efforts, with those of the other members of the cast, were much appreciated by the great audience. Mr. Caruso, as usual, had to repeat his air in the first part of "Pagliacci," which, with all its tearfulness, is a marvelously beautiful piece of singing.



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