[Met Performance] CID:37660
Carmen {196} San Francisco, California: 4/17/1906.

(On April 18 the great San Francisco earthquake of 1906 destroyed much of the city and ended the Met's tour in disaster)


San Francisco, California
Grand Opera House
April 17, 1906


CARMEN {196}

Carmen..................Olive Fremstad
Don José................Enrico Caruso
Micaela.................Bessie Abott
Escamillo...............Marcel Journet
Frasquita...............Paula Ralph
Mercédès................Josephine Jacoby
Remendado...............Albert Reiss
Dancaïre................Eugène Dufriche
Zuniga..................Bernard Bégué
Moralès.................Taurino Parvis [Last performance]
Dance...................Bianca Froehlich

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

Director................Eugène Dufriche

[Le Nozze di Figaro, Lohengrin, La Bohème, Die Walküre, Don Pasquale, Hänsel und Gretel, Faust, Martha, Siegfried, Tosca and Tannhäuser were also scheduled for performance during a two-week San Francisco stand. In the early morning hours of April 18, however, sets and costumes for these productions, as well as for Die Königin von Saba and Carmen, were destroyed by the 1906 Earthquake and Fire, ending the company's spring tour in disaster.]



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