[Met Performance] CID:6530
Götterdämmerung {3} Metropolitan Opera House: 02/3/1888.

(Review)


Metropolitan Opera House
February 3, 1888


GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG {3}

Brünnhilde..............Lilli Lehmann
Siegfried...............Albert Niemann
Gunther.................Adolf Robinson
Gutrune.................Auguste Seidl-Kraus
Hagen...................Emil Fischer
Alberich................Rudolph Von Milde
Woglinde................Sophie Traubmann
Wellgunde...............Marianne Brandt
Flosshilde..............Louise Meisslinger

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

[In this season't performances of Götterdämmerung, the following music was omitted: the scene with the three Norns in the Prologue; and in Act I, Scene 3, the scene between Brünnhilde and Waltraute.]

Unsigned review in The New York Times


"DIE GÖTTERDAÄMMERUNG."

The largest audience that has attended an operatic performance this season was present in the Metropolitan Opera House last evening at the presentation of "Die Götterdämmerung" which finished the first production of Wagner's "Nibelungen Trilogy" in its order. The upper part of the house was so crowded that it looked top heavy and every available inch of standing room on the lower floor was filled. The attention paid to the performance by those in all parts of the house was such as to delight the most extreme Wagnerite, and the enthusiastic applause which followed the fall of the curtain at the end of each act showed that the progress of the drama was observed with keen pleasure. All the singers, save Herr Robinson, were in good form. The baritone was not in good voice, but be acquitted himself tolerably. Herr Niemann, Fräulein Lehmann and Herr Fischer repeated their good work and the orchestra and chorus, though the former was somewhat too powerful at times, were efficient.



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