[Met Performance] CID:6090
Tannhäuser {36} Metropolitan Opera House: 11/18/1887.

(Review)


Metropolitan Opera House
November 18, 1887


TANNHÄUSER {36}

Tannhäuser..............Albert Niemann
Elisabeth...............Auguste Seidl-Kraus
Wolfram.................Adolf Robinson
Venus...................Biro De Marion
Hermann.................Johannes Elmblad
Walther.................Max Alvary
Heinrich................Otto Kemlitz
Biterolf................Rudolph Von Milde
Reinmar.................Emil Sänger
Shepherd................Minnie Dilthey

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

Unsigned review in The New York Times

METROPOLITAN OPERA HOUSE.

Wagner's Tannhäuser" was given once more at the Metropolitan Opera House last evening. The audience was not as large as that which went to listen to "Siegfried" on Monday evening, but it was of goodly proportions and manifested no small interest in the proceedings. It must be admitted that Herr Niemann is not so interesting as the central figure of this opera as he is in some other works. His voice in inadequate to the demands of the singable music and does not make nearly as much of the song in praise of love as some other tenors have done. On the other hand, he looks the part and acts it well. Herren Elmblad, Robinson, and Alvary are good in their respective roles and Frau Seidl-Kraus is a tolerable Elizabeth. The male chorus continues to sing out of tune pretty frequently, a failing which it exhibits much oftener than can be overlooked. The spectacular opportunities of the opera are made the most of at the Metropolitan Opera House, and the assembly in the second act is a brilliant and animated picture. Herr Seidl conducts the performance with judgment, and his orchestra, which is excellent, plays the score commendably. This afternoon "Siegfried" will be the opera.



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