[Met Performance] CID:5850
Rienzi {19} Metropolitan Opera House: 02/18/1887.

(Review)


Metropolitan Opera House
February 18, 1887


RIENZI {19}

Cola Rienzi.............Anton Schott
Irene...................Lilli Lehmann
Paolo Orsini............Adolf Robinson
Adriano.................Marianne Brandt
Stefano Colonna.........Emil Fischer
Raimondo................Rudolph Von Milde
Baroncelli..............Otto Kemlitz
Cecco del Vecchio.......Emil Sänger
Messenger...............Ida Klein

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

Review in The New York Times:

The season of grand opera in German at the Metropolitan was brought to a brilliant close yesterday afternoon when "Rienzi" had its fifth and final representation. Very few seats were unoccupied, and the appreciativeness of the throng was quite as marked as were its proportions. With the exception of Herr Robinson, whose place was taken by Herr von Milde, the familiar artists made up the cast, Herr Schott personating Rienzi, Herr Fischer Steffano, Fräulein Lehmann Irene, and Fräulein Brandt Adriano. Herr Schott was in capital voice, and Herr Fischer in his wonted good form, while the two prima donnas were literally at their best. After the finale of the second act Fräulein Lehmann was handed a large wreath of laurels and, after Fräulein Brandt's air in act third, ("An seiner Blüthe,") a like compliment was paid that admirable and much-liked artist. The effect of Herr Schott's equestrian entry was as felicitous as ever, and in the applause and recalls that followed his spirited exit there was even more than the customary heartiness. Yesterday's performance was the sixtieth, the season having extended. with one week's recess, over a period of 16 consecutive weeks.



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