[Met Performance] CID:36970
Metropolitan Opera Premiere
Der Zigeunerbaron {1} Metropolitan Opera House: 02/15/1906.
 (Metropolitan Opera Premiere)


Metropolitan Opera House
February 15, 1906
Metropolitan Opera Premiere


DER ZIGEUNERBARON {1}
Joh. Strauss Jr.-Schnitzer

Sándor Barinkay.........Andreas Dippel
Saffi...................Bella Alten
Czipra..................Louise Homer
Kálmán Zsupán...........Otto Goritz
Arsena..................Marie Rappold
Ottokar.................Jacques Bars
Mirabella...............Mathilde Bauermeister
Carnero.................Robert Blass
Homonay.................Adolph Mühlmann
Pali....................Julius Bayer
Dance...................Bianca Froehlich
Dance...................Luigi Albertieri

All members of the company appeared on stage in the Act III Finale. Guest artists were led on stage as prisoners of war and were compelled to sing for their ransom.

Comin' Thro' the Rye (Traditional)
Bessie Abott

Philémon et Baucis: Au bruit des lourds marteaux
Marcel Journet (In Vulcan costume)

Lucrezia Borgia: Brindisi
Edyth Walker

Parla (Arditi)
Marcella Sembrich

Der verliebte Bua (Koschat)
Alois Burgstaller
Heinrich Knote
Anton Van Rooy
Robert Blass
(The four singers were costumed as Hungarian tramps)

Les filles de Cadix (Delibes)
Olive Fremstad (in Spanish costume)

[Note: Mme. Nordica was scheduled to sing at this point one of her specialities, an aria from the Hungarian opera Hunyadi László by Erkel; however, owing to the soprano's sudden indisposition, the selection was omitted.]

La Damnation de Faust: Devant la maison
Pol Plançon (in Méphistophélès costume)

Tu (Fuentes)
Emma Eames
[Note: Mme. Eames sang her selection with the accompaniment of two mandolins and a guitar, played onstage by three men dressed as Spanish musicians.]

La Forza del Destino: Invano Alvaro
Enrico Caruso
Antonio Scotti

Other guest artists: Josephine Jacoby, Jeanne Jomelli, Helen Mapleson, Florence Mulford, Johanna Pöhlmann, Paula Ralph, Marion Weed. Bernard Bégué, Giuseppe Campanari, Eugène Dufriche, Tony Franke, Heinrich Knote, Giovanni Paroli, Taurino Parvis, Albert Reiss, Arcangelo Rossi.

The pupils of the School of Opera (Opera School): Helen Allyn, Miss Auspitz, Freida Altmann, Miss Bartels, Marguerite Beston, Paula Braendle, Lucy Lee Call, Miss Clarke, Miss de Cordoba, Miss Emetaz, Miss Enders, Alice Fletcher, Jane Freund, Roberta Glanville, Bessie Greenwood, Anna Gress, Miss Hall, Elsa Harris, Miss Heller, Jeannette Herzog, Hannah Keene, Marion Kingsbury, Lucile Lawrence, Jessie Minges, Katherine Moran, Miss Murray, Miss Newcombe, Miss Noel, Inga Orner, Evelyn Parnelle, Miss Phillips, Allene Porter, Ada Schramm, Estelle Shearman, Miss Stewart, Miss Stiasny, Louetta Tannert, Adeline Thomas, Miss Thompson, Edith Vail, India Waelchli, Miss Wambach, Paula Woehning, Jane Van der Zee.
Arthur King Barnes, David Björling, Mr. Breitwieser, William Farmer, Romeo Fenton, Otto Freitag, Mr. Jacobson, Mr. Mooney, Francis Motley, Mr. Murphy, Alfred Piccaver, Mr. Sappio, Frederick E. Smith.

The entire Corps de Ballet headed by Bianca Froehlich and Luigi Albertieri

Conductor...............Nahan Franko

Costume Designer........Blaschke & Cie

[Note: With all artists required to sing one performance per season without fee, this was Manager Heinrich Conried's benefit for himself. Proceeds were $22,3129. According to the Telegram, "The moment (the prisoners) were all released, the audience hurried away, as if it also had been liberated, and scarcely half of them remained to see the Herr Director, bowing and smiling, come before the curtain, surrounded by favorite singers. Only for a moment was he visible. A gigantic wreath of laurel presently hid him from view, as Mmes. Eames and Sembrich led him - and the wreath - away."]

[Note: This program documents the presence together onstage of Enrico Caruso, David Björling, father of Jussi, and Alfred Piccaver.]

Alternate title: The Gypsy Baron.

Der Zigeunerbaron received one performance this season.



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