[Met Performance] CID:80360
Cavalleria Rusticana {207}
Pagliacci {215}
Metropolitan Opera House: 02/24/1922.

(Review)


Metropolitan Opera House
February 24, 1922


CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA {207}

Santuzza................Maria Jeritza
Turiddu.................Orville Harrold
Lola....................Flora Perini
Alfio...................Millo Picco
Mamma Lucia.............Marie Mattfeld

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


PAGLIACCI {215}

Nedda...................Lucrezia Bori
Canio...................Manuel Salazar
Tonio...................Renato Zanelli
Silvio..................Vincenzo Reschiglian
Beppe...................Giordano Paltrinieri

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

Review of Oscar Thompson in Musical America

New Singers in Double Bill

Novelty was scarcely to be expected in the double bill of "Cavalleria Rusticana" and "Pagliacci," Friday's operas at the Metropolitan. Yet various changes in cast brought a measure of fresh interest to the verismo twins. Manuel Salazar, remembered as a popular tenor of the San Carlo Company, and who made an eleventh-hour emergency appearance at the Metropolitan in "Forza del Destino" some weeks ago when another tenor was ill, made his formal debut as Canio. He had a considerable measure of popular success and sang the role creditably. The voice is not a large one in the Metropolitan, nor one of uniformly good quality; and his acting on this occasion was of a routine character, but it sufficed to put him in evident favor with his audience. Renato Zanelli sang Tonio in place of Antonio Scotti, who had been announced to make one of his rare appearances in the rôle. The substitute baritone sang very well, indeed, and was rousingly applauded after the Prologue. Luerezia Bori again was a fascinating Nedda. Vincenzo Reschiglian, a competent singer of minor roles, was Silvio.

In "Cavalleria Rusticana," Orville Harrold succeeded in making Turiddu a more than customarily disagreeable personage, thereby heightening the sympathetic effect of Maria Jeritza's Santuzza. Millo Picco was the Alflo and Marie Mattfeld Lucia. Mr. Moranzoni conducted both operas.



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