[Met Performance] CID:6930
L'Africaine {5} Metropolitan Opera House: 12/28/1888.

(Review)


Metropolitan Opera House
December 28, 1888
In German


L'AFRICAINE {5}

Sélika..................Katherine Senger-Bettaque
Vasco de Gama...........Julius Perotti
Inès....................Sophie Traubmann
Nélusko.................Alois Grienauer
Pedro...................Emil Fischer
Diégo...................Ludwig Mödlinger
Alvar...................Albert Mittelhauser
Grand Inquisitor........Eugene Weiss
High Priest.............Emil Fischer
Anna....................Emmy Miron
Dance...................Etiènne Vergé

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

Unsigned review in The New York Times

METROPOLITAN OPERA HOUSE.

"L'Africaine" was once more given at the Metropolitan Opera House last evening, and was heard by an audience of good size. "Die Meistersinger" was originally announced, but it had to be postponed on account of the illness of Herr Alvary. The performance did not differ in any material aspect from those heretofore given. Herr Perotti appeared again as the daring navigator, Vasco di Gama, and sang his high notes with his customary vigor. Fräulein Bettaque was the Selika. She is a comely barbarian, and she sang her music with taste. Herr Grinauer, as has been heretofore said, is not a remarkably picturesque or vocal Nelusko. Fräulein Traubmann was tolerable as Inez, and Herr Fischer, though still hoarse, was acceptable as Pedro and the High Priest of Bramah. The spectacular features of the opera were as effective as heretofore, and the procession evoked warm applause. "Faust" will be sung at the matinée today.



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