[Met Performance] CID:79370
Zazą {18} Metropolitan Opera House: 12/12/1921.

(Review)


Metropolitan Opera House
December 12, 1921


ZAZĄ {18}
Leoncavallo-Leoncavallo

Zazą....................Geraldine Farrar
Milio...................Giovanni Martinelli
Cascart.................Giuseppe De Luca
Anaide..................Kathleen Howard
Bussy...................Millo Picco
Natalia.................Minnie Egener
Mme. Dufresne...........Cecil Arden
Totņ....................Ada Quintina
Malardot................Angelo Badą
Floriana................Myrtle Schaaf
Claretta................Phyllis White
Simona..................Veni Warwick
Michelin................Mario Laurenti
Augusto.................Pietro Audisio
Courtois................Louis D'Angelo
Duclou..................Pompilio Malatesta
Lartigon................Paolo Ananian
Marco...................Giordano Paltrinieri

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

Director................Armando Agnini
Set designer............James Fox

Zazą received six performances this season.

Review signed R. M. K. in Musical America

'Zaza' Begins New Week

The season's first presentation of Leoncavallo's "Zaza" with Geraldine Farrar, of course, in her vivid and daring picturization of the title role, Martinelli as Dufresne, and De Luca as Cascart, began the week at the Metropolitan. The production had its familiar realism to commend it, and its much-maligned music in several instances succeeded in distracting attention from the play. Mme. Farrar's singing, though guarded, disclosed again a newly-found freedom and smoothness. Mr. Martinelli, as a rather leonine hero, utilized his excellent endowments without stint. His air at the [start] of the third act brought him an ovation. Mr. De Luca's vocalism was suave, and his impersonation of Cascart had the ring of sincerity. Kathleen Howard was Zaza's bibulous mother, and the army of smaller figurants included Myrtle Schaaf, Minnie Egener, Cecil Arden, Millo Picco, Angelo Bada, Paolo Ananian, Pompilio Malatesta, Mario Laurenti, Louis D'Angelo, Giorano Paltrinieri, Pietro Audisio, Phylis White and Veni Warwick. There was also the reliable little Miss Quintina, who seems well on the way to becoming a "diseuse," as Toto. Mr. Moranzoni conducted.



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