[Met Concert/Gala] CID:79260
Third Grand Sunday Night Concert. Metropolitan Opera House: 12/4/1921.
Metropolitan Opera House
December 4, 1921
THIRD GRAND SUNDAY NIGHT CONCERT
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Prelude to Act I
Carmen: Toreador Song
Bemberg: Jeanne d'Arc: Du Christ avec ardeur
La Gioconda: Cielo e mar!
Tristan und Isolde: Prelude and Liebestod
Le Coq d'Or Suite
Louis Rozsa [First appearance]
Gino Nastrucci, violin
L'Elisir d'Amore: Udite, udite, o rustici
Tchaikovsky: Marche Slav
Review signed J. P. N. in Musical America
New Baritone in Concert
Louis Rozsa, Hungarian baritone, won prompt success by his temperament and artistic style at the third Sunday evening concert on Dec. 4. Commanding in presence, and with a well-equalized voice of range and quality, he sang Rigoletto's aria "Cortigiani, vil razza dannata" with dramatic force and expression, and a double recall followed. One of his encore-pieces, "The Two Grenadiers," became a feature of the concert by reason of the color which he imparted to it.
Encores were insisted upon for all the artists - in fact, some sections of the audience kept on applauding beyond the bounds of reason and good manners at eleven o'clock at night, demanding another encore from the last soloist, Adamo Didur, who had already given one, and good-naturedly declined to sing again. He bowed eight or nine times, but the noise ceased only when the conductor, Giuseppe Bamboschek, started the "Marche Slav."
Florence Easton, in the "Liebestod" from "Tristan and Isolde" and two songs of Strauss - "Morgen" and "Caecilie" - and Jeanne Gordon in an aria from "La Mort de Jeanne d'Arc," were received with marked favor, and Mario Chamlee aroused great applause in "Cielo e mar," from "Gioconda," and one of his encore pieces, "E Lucevan le Stelle," from "Tosca." Chief Caupolican appeared in a spirited interpretation of the "Toreador Song" from "Carmen." The "Meistersinger" Overture and the Suite from "Le Coq d'Or" formed part of the orchestral program.