[Met Performance] CID:82780
Ernani {13} Metropolitan Opera House: 01/11/1923.

(Review)


Metropolitan Opera House
January 11, 1923


ERNANI {13}
Giuseppe Verdi--Francesco Maria Piave

Ernani..................Giovanni Martinelli
Elvira..................Rosa Ponselle
Don Carlo...............Titta Ruffo
Don Ruy Gomez de Silva..José Mardones
Giovanna................Grace Anthony
Don Riccardo............Angelo Badà
Jago....................Louis D'Angelo

Spanish and Oriental Divertissement
1) Scherzo Spagñolo: Rosina Galli, Florence Rudolph, Giuseppe Bonfiglio
2) Oriental Dance (Turkish and Arabian): Corps de Ballet
3) Gitanella: Rosina Galli, Giuseppe Bonfiglio
4) Ensemble: Rosina Galli, Giuseppe Bonfiglio, Corps de Ballet

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

Review of W. J. Henderson in the Herald

Rosa Ponselle in Elvira Role at Metropolitan

Fashionable Audience Hears the Opera Sung Again.

"Ernani" was repeated at the Metropolitan Opera House last evening, receiving its third performance in the course of the current season. The cast engaged in the representation was that associated with the work this winter.

Miss Rosa Ponselle again bore the burden of the woes of Elvira and Mr. Martinelli was the delineator of the sorrows of Ernani, the unfortunate nobleman who doomed himself to die by the blast of a trumpet. Mr. Ruffo once more demonstrated, in the role of Don Carlos, his ambition to shine with the finer lights of a polished vocal art, a matter in which his sincerity has now been placed beyond a doubt.

The performance proceeded along familiar lines and evidently gave much pleasure to the large audience. The revival of the work has gratified many of the older generation of operagoers who remember it as one of the musical joys of their youth, while the younger habitués of the theater are naturally interested in an opera which they have heard so much from their ancestors. There was much applause last evening and the principal singers were called out many times.



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