[Met Performance] CID:80850
La Forza del Destino {21} Metropolitan Opera House: 03/31/1922.

(Review)


Metropolitan Opera House
March 31, 1922


LA FORZA DEL DESTINO {21}
Giuseppe Verdi--Francesco Maria Piave

Leonora.................Rosa Ponselle
Don Alvaro..............Giovanni Martinelli
Don Carlo...............Giuseppe Danise
Padre Guardiano.........José Mardones
Preziosilla.............Jeanne Gordon
Fra Melitone............Thomas Chalmers
Marquis de Calatrava....Louis D'Angelo
Curra...................Minnie Egener
Mayor...................Paolo Ananian
Trabuco.................Giordano Paltrinieri
Surgeon.................Vincenzo Reschiglian
Dance...................Rosina Galli
Dance...................Giuseppe Bonfiglio

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

Review signed L. B. in Musical America

Martinelli in "Forza del Destino"

For the first time in his operatic career Giovanni Martinelli on Friday night sang the rôle of Don Alvaro, in "Forza del Destino," the Verdi opera revived three years ago at the Metropolitan for Enrico Caruso because of the rich opportunities it provides for the tenor. Mr. Martinelli's performance was notably successful. His singing was excellent and he succeeded in investing a rather wooden role with dramatic spirit. Rosa Ponselle, who returned to the Metropolitan for this single performance, although she made her "farewell appearance" of the season some time ago, sang beautifully the role of Donna Leonora. It is one of the best interpretations in the repertoire of this soprano. Giuseppe Danise sang Don Carlo, the third of the three principal rôles. Jeanne Gordon, Minnie Egener, José Mardones, Thomas Chalmers, Giordano Paltrinieri, Paolo Ananian, Louis D'Angelo and Vincenzo Reschiglian completed a cast that was....



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