[Met Concert/Gala] CID:71570
Enrico Caruso 25th Anniversary
Gala Performance
. Metropolitan Opera House: 03/22/1919.


Metropolitan Opera House
March 22, 1919

In celebration of the twenty-fifth anniversary
of Enrico Caruso's debut in opera.


GALA PERFORMANCE


L'Elisir d'Amore: Act II

Adina...................Maria Barrientos
Nemorino................Enrico Caruso
Belcore.................Antonio Scotti
Dulcamara...............Adamo Didur
Giannetta...............Lenora Sparkes

Conductor...............Gennaro Papi

Set designer............James Fox


Pagliacci: Act I

Nedda...................Claudia Muzio
Canio...................Enrico Caruso
Tonio...................Giuseppe De Luca
Silvio..................Reinald Werrenrath
Beppe...................Angelo Badà

Conductor...............Roberto Moranzoni


Le Prophète: Act IV

John of Leyden..........Enrico Caruso
Fidès...................Margarete Matzenauer
Zacharie................José Mardones
Jonas...................Rafaelo Díaz
Mathisen................Carl Schlegel
Choirboy................Minnie Egener
Choirboy................Cecil Arden
Choirboy................Marie Tiffany
Choirboy................Veni Warwick

Conductor...............Artur Bodanzky

Designer................Joseph Urban

Director................Richard Ordynski


Elgar: Pomp and Circumstance March

Conductor...............Richard Hageman


PRESENTATION CEREMONIES

The Star Spangled Banner

Introduction by Mr. Otto H. Kahn, Chairman
of the Board of Directors of the Metropolitan Opera Company

Address by Mr. James M. Beck [Scheduled but not given. See Below.]

Presentation of the Flag of the City of New York under the direction
of the Hon. John F. Hylan, Mayor, and the
Hon. Phillip Berolzheimer, City Chamberlain.

Presentation Speech by the
Hon. Richard E. Enright, Police Commissioner.

Response by Mr. Enrico Caruso.

Marcia Reale

[The presentation ceremonies were to include an address by James M. Beck, a prominent attorney and personal friend of both Otto Kahn and Enrico Caruso, but not of either John Hylan, Mayor of New York, or of William Randolph Hearst. According to press accounts, Hylan sent word just as the ceremony was to begin that he would withdraw from the program and forbid that his police commissioner give Caruso its flag if Beck appeared. Beck decided to withdraw and his address was not given.]



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