[Met Performance] CID:50670
United States Premiere
Ariane et Barbe-bleue {1}
Ballet Divertissement
. Metropolitan Opera House: 03/29/1911.
 (United States Premiere)
(Review)


Metropolitan Opera House
March 29, 1911
United States Premiere


ARIANE ET BARBE-BLEUE {1}
Dukas-Maeterlinck

Ariane..................Geraldine Farrar
Barbe-bleue.............Leon Rothier
Nurse...................Florence Wickham
Sélysette...............Jeanne Maubourg
Ygraine.................Lenora Sparkes
Mélisande...............Rosina Van Dyck
Bellangère..............Henriette Wakefield
Alladine................Lucia Fornaroli
Old Peasant.............Georges Bourgeois
Peasant.................Bernard Bégué
Peasant.................Basil Ruysdael

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

Director................Jules Speck
Set Designer............Antonio Rovescalli
Costume Designer........Maison Muelle

Ariane et Barbe-bleue received four performances this season.

[See link below for photos of this production.]


BALLET DIVERTISSEMENT
Rubinstein: La Nuit
Anna Pavlova

Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 {10}
Kyprian Barboe, Hilda Bewickowa, Stanislava Kun, Mikail Moisseiew,
Sergei Moroseff, Bronislawa Pajitzskaia, Plaskowietzkaia, Alina Schmolz,
Alexis Trojanowski, Veronine West

Glazunov: L'Automne Bacchanale {17}
Anna Pavlova, Mikail Mordkin

Conductor...............Josef Pasternack

Review of Algernon St. John Brenon in the Telegraph:

Ariane, as the dramatist drew her, is alive with the verve of spiritual and womanly strength. She is unconscious of self, she is energetic, radiant, joyous and spontaneous in her defiances, lively, sweet, simple and altogether delicious. The poetry of this delightful character originates in her glowing and rapid willingness to serve, in her directness, and in her lucid simplicity of purpose. But alas! Miss Farrar was none of these things. She preached. She rhetoricized. She dominated and she lectured. She was the New Woman, overwhelmed by her newness and forgetting her womanliness. Where she derived some of the contortionate and therefore meaningless gestures in which she indulged no man could tell. Her conception of the role is in need of total revision.



Production photos of Ariane et Barbe-bleue by White Studio.



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