[Met Performance] CID:45060
New production
Werther {4} New York, Manhattan, New Theatre: 11/16/1909.

(Debuts: Edmond Clément, Dinh Gilly, Alma Gluck, Leo Devaux, Else Michaelis, Ruth Smith, Henriette Moss, Anne Smith, Egisto Tango, Kurt Stern)


New York, Manhattan, New Theatre
November 16, 1909
New production


WERTHER {4}
Massenet-É. Blau/Milliet/G. Hartmann

Werther.................Edmond Clément [Debut]
Charlotte...............Geraldine Farrar
Albert..................Dinh Gilly [Debut]
Sophie..................Alma Gluck [Debut]
Bailiff.................Antonio Pini-Corsi
Schmidt.................Leo Devaux [Debut]
Johann..................Georges Bourgeois
Käthchen................Else Michaelis [Debut]
Brühlmann...............Walter Koch
Children: Anna Case (Fritz), Lillia Snelling (Max), Lucette De Lievin (Hans), Ruth Smith (Karl) [Debut], Henriette Moss (Gretel) [Debut], Anne Smith (Clara) [Debut]

Conductor...............Egisto Tango [Debut]

Director................Kurt Stern [Debut]
Set Designer............Burghart & Co.

Werther received seven performances this season.

[The inaugural program for the New Theatre contained this apology: "Owing to unforeseen delay in having the lighting apparatus, other stage mechanism and needed facilities completed, and the consequent impossibility to secure for this first presentation adequate stage rehearsals, the opera Werther cannot be presented this evening in full accordance with the standards of this company. The Metropolitan Opera Company and The New Theatre management, however, believe they are meeting the wishes of their patrons in not postponing the performance, but respectfully request the indulgence of the audience for unavoidable shortcomings."]


Postcard showing the New Theatre, located at Central Park West between 62nd and 63rd Streets.



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