[Met Performance] CID:82860
Der Rosenkavalier {32} Metropolitan Opera House: 01/17/1923.

(Review)


Metropolitan Opera House
January 17, 1923


DER ROSENKAVALIER {32}

Octavian.....................Maria Jeritza
Princess von Werdenberg......Florence Easton
Baron Ochs...................Paul Bender
Sophie.......................Marie Sundelius
Faninal......................Gustav Schützendorf
Annina.......................Kathleen Howard
Valzacchi....................Angelo Badà
Italian Singer...............Rafaelo Díaz
Marianne.....................Grace Anthony
Mahomet......................Virginia Gitchell
Princess' Major-domo.........Pietro Audisio
Orphan.......................Laura Robertson
Orphan.......................Grace Bradley
Orphan.......................Henriette Wakefield
Milliner.....................Muriel Tindal
Animal Vendor................Raffaele Lipparini
Notary.......................William Gustafson
Leopold......................Giordano Paltrinieri
Faninal's Major-domo.........Augusto Monti
Innkeeper....................George Meader
Police Commissioner..........Carl Schlegel

Conductor....................Artur Bodanzky

Review (unsigned) in the Tribune

Mme. Jeritza Alluring

Appears at Metropolitan in 18th Century "Der Rosenkavalier"

For the third time this season the Metropolitan audience was transported to eighteenth century Vienna with "Der Rosenkavalier"; Mme. Jeritza , as before, playing the young and ardent Octavian. How masculine an Octavian she can portray may be open to doubt; but there was no doubt as to the effectiveness of her singing and action; while Mme. Easton, in another well sung performance of the Feld Marschallin's wife, seemed rather younger this time, approaching middle age, probably, not that elderly. As in the first performance, Mme. Sundelius sang the part of Sophie, giving an affectively youthful impression, while her voice fared well in comparison with the others, and as before, Paul Bender gave an illustration of the fine art of being funny without buffoonery, as Baron Ochs. The distress of Mr. Schützendorf as von Faninal, at the prospect of losing the expected social promotion by marriage was wonderful to behold, while George Meader intoned melting accents of the Italian aria in the first act, with Mr. Bada and Mme. Howard as the Italian intrigants, and other parts of the long list substantially as before. The whole was again well knit under the baton of Mr. Bodanzky.



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