[Met Performance] CID:59480
Tosca {112} Metropolitan Opera House: 03/15/1915.

(Review)


Metropolitan Opera House
March 15, 1915


TOSCA {112}

Tosca...................Geraldine Farrar
Cavaradossi.............Luca Botta
Scarpia.................Antonio Scotti
Sacristan...............Robert Leonhardt
Spoletta................Angelo Badà
Angelotti...............Giulio Rossi
Sciarrone...............Bernard Bégué
Shepherd................Sophie Braslau
Jailer..................Vincenzo Reschiglian

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

Review of W. J. Henderson in the Sun

THE METROPOLITAN
Puccini's Familiar Score Heard With Miss Farrar as the Roman Singer.

MR. SCOTTI THE SCARPIA

Puccini's "Tosca" was the opera at the Metropolitan last night. The work has been heard many times on the same stage, and the most careful listening does not now disclose anything new in its familiar score. Its popularity continues to be large, but it is unquestionable that it depends greatly on the impersonator of the Roman singer. While Miss Farrar remains a member of the company the role will probably be her exclusive property, unless she falls ill, when Miss Destinn is available. If Miss Farrar sets out on that long concert tour, of which much has been said, another Floria Tosca will doubtless be discovered, though it might do no serious harm to give the opera a season of rest.

In last evening's performance Luca Botta sang the role of Cavaradossi. This young tenor's voice seemed particularly well suited to the music and to be in very fresh and vibrant condition. His singing, especially of the air in the first act, was very commendable. Mr. Scotti was, of course, the Scarpia. Nothing need be said of him except that he was himself. Mr. Toscanini conducted the performance which, in its general features, was, one of much merit.



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