[Met Performance] CID:351235
All Star Musical and Novelty Benefit. Matinee ed. Metropolitan Opera House: 05/16/1916.


Metropolitan Opera House
May 16, 1916 matinee

ALL STAR MUSICAL AND NOVELTY BENEFIT
For the Actors' Fund of America


Overture
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra

Tosca: Vissi d'arte
Anna Fitziu

Conductor...............Giorgio Polacco


Chopin: Nocturne
Moszkowski: En Automne
Schubert: Marche Militaire
Leopold Godowsky, Piano

Don Giovanni: Madamina
English Traditional: I will give you the Keys to Heaven
Valverde: Clavelitos
Andrés De Segurola
O. Bimboni, Piano [Only appearance]

Dvorak/Kreisler: Indian Lament
Kreisler: Caprice Viennois
Fritz Kreisler, Violin

Les Contes d'Hoffmann: Barcarolle
Anna Fitziu [Last appearance]
Andrés De Segurola

Aida: Aria
Luisa Villani [Last appearance]


Madama Butterfly: Act II

Cio-Cio-San...............Geraldine Farrar
Suzuki....................Rita Fornia
Sharpless.................Antonio Scotti
Goro......................Angelo Badŕ
Yamadori..................Pietro Audisio

Conductor.................Giorgio Polacco


Ghys: Amaryllis
Queenie Smith [First appearance]

Dvorák: Pas de Deux: Idyll
Agnes Roy
Lilyan Ogden

Delibes: Pizzicato
Eva Swain [Last appearance]

Conductor.................Alessandro Scuri [Last appearance]


Kerker: Belle of New York: Follow On
Edna May [Only appearance]

Conductor.................Gustav Kerker

Novelty Dance
Annette Kellerman

Berlin: Song
Bernard Granville [Only appearance]
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra

Conductor...............Giorgio Polacco


[Note: The Irving Berlin song, "a syncopated song about Butterfly," was written for this occasion and dedicated to Geraldine Farrar.]



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