[Met Performance] CID:42100
Rigoletto {57} Academy of Music, New York, Brooklyn: 11/23/1908.

(Debuts: Emma Borniggia, Alessandro Tretti)


New York, Brooklyn
Brooklyn Academy of Music
November 23, 1908


RIGOLETTO {57}
Giuseppe Verdi--Francesco Maria Piave

Rigoletto...............Pasquale Amato
Gilda...................Marcella Sembrich
Duke of Mantua..........Ariodante Quarti
Maddalena...............Louise Homer
Sparafucile.............Adamo Didur
Monterone...............Enzo Bozzano
Borsa...................Angelo BadÓ
Marullo.................Paolo Ananian
Count Ceprano...........Alessandro Tretti [Debut]
Countess Ceprano........Helen Mapleson
Giovanna................Paula W÷hning
Page....................Emma Borniggia [Debut]
Dance...................unknown

Conductor...............Arturo Toscanini

Director................Jules Speck
Costume Designer........Baruch & Co.

Rigoletto received five performances this season.

[All company records indicate that Spetrino conducted this performance, but an article in The New York Times reports that Toscanini took over for his colleague, who had suffered an injury. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle wrote that "Mr. Spetrino conducted with fire, discretion and great skill," words of praise that may in fact have been earned by Toscanini.]



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