[Met Performance] CID:4890
Die Walküre {20} Metropolitan Opera House: 03/5/1886.

(Debut: Miss Bruni
Review
)


Metropolitan Opera House
March 5, 1886


DIE WALKÜRE {20}
Wagner--Wagner

Brünnhilde..............Lilli Lehmann
Siegmund................Albert Stritt [Last performance]
Sieglinde...............Auguste Seidl-Kraus
Wotan...................Emil Fischer
Fricka..................Marianne Brandt
Hunding.................Philip Lehmler
Gerhilde................Marianne Brandt
Grimgerde...............Miss Kemlitz
Helmwige................Helena Brandl [Last performance]
Ortlinde................H. Eschenbach
Rossweisse..............Isabel Escott
Schwertleite............Carrie Goldsticker
Siegrune................H. Eschenbach [Last performance]
Waltraute...............Miss Bruni [Only performance]

Conductor...............Anton Seidl


Review in the New York Herald:

The Walkure's Farewell

With the representation of Die Walkure the Gotterdammerung of the Metropolitan Opera House may be said to have set in last evening. It was the end of the German opera season--the end of the evening performance at least. People seemed to have come from far and wide to say farewell for never was there a more densely pack house than last evening.

Herr Seidl, too, seemed to count as an Olympian, or a Walhalian rather, for hardly did he appear in the conductor's chair when the audience di homage by bursting into a perfect strom of applause. Neither Frau Kraus nor Herr Stritt is an ideal representatives of Siegmund and Sieglinde, but both did their utmost and a triple recall rewarded their efforts at the conclusion of the first act. Then Fraulein Lehmann appearedd as Brunnhild, leaping from rock to rock and joyously bursting into the familiar "Hoyotoho!" This made the people quite forget their Wagnerian behavior and their enthusiastic plaudits fairly drowned the bursts of the orchestra.

The demonstrations kept up throughout the performance--in some respects one of the most delightful and artistic that the Metropolitan Opera has given this season. The cast included Fraulein Lehmman, Fraulein Brandt, Frau Kraus, Herr Stritt, Herr Fischer, and Herr Lehmler, all of whom in connection with Herr Seidl were recalled and cheered an infinite number of times after the seccond act. Then a huge wreath of laurels, tied with ribbons representing the Hungarian colors, was handed over the footlights and presented to Herr Seidl. It had come from a number of ladies, including Mrs. Harriman, Mrs. Blacque, and Mrs. Wallace.



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