[Met Performance] CID:7170
Das Rheingold {6} Metropolitan Opera House: 02/8/1889.

(Review)


Metropolitan Opera House
February 8, 1889


DAS RHEINGOLD {6}

Wotan...................Emil Fischer
Fricka..................Fanny Moran-Olden
Alberich................Joseph Beck
Loge....................Max Alvary
Erda....................Emmy Miron
Fasolt..................Ludwig Mödlinger
Fafner..................Eugene Weiss
Freia...................Katherine Senger-Bettaque
Froh....................Albert Mittelhauser
Donner..................Alois Grienauer
Mime....................Wilhelm Sedlmayer
Woglinde................Sophie Traubmann
Wellgunde...............Félicie Kaschowska
Flosshilde..............Emmy Miron

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

Unsigned review in The New York Times

METROPOLITAN OPERA HOUSE.

The performance of "Das Rheingold" at the Metropolitan Opera House last evening was attended by one of the most brilliant and appreciative audiences of the season. The fact is now demonstrated beyond a doubt that the public is deeply interested in this prologue to the trilogy, and when the entire series of Neiblungen operas is performed in its order the patrons of the Opera House will be in a fair way to grasp the great dramatic poem of Wagner.

As we have had occasion to say before, the most notable feature of the production of this opera is the Loge of Herr Alvary. This conscientious artist has not ceased to study this subtle part, and it is now a well rounded and thoughtful piece of work. Herr Alvary's acting is that of a man who thinks. He has an intelligent design and he goes about executing it in a direct manner. It is not often that a piece of acting with so much character as his Loge is seen upon the operatic stage. It is a much more difficult rôle than Siegfried in which he undoubtedly shines to more advantage; but his Loge does him more credit now than any other part in his répertoire. His singing last evening was done with judgment and added to the general excellences of his performance.

The other members of the east discharged their duties in the same efficient manner as heretofore, except Herr Fischer, who was plainly suffering from a cold. Fräulein Miron took Fräulein Reil's place as the third Rhine daughter. The orchestra was in splendid form, and Herr Seidl conducted the evening's music with his customary skill.



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