[Met Performance] CID:8340
Tristan und Isolde {12} Metropolitan Opera House: 01/22/1890.

(Review)


Metropolitan Opera House
January 22, 1890


TRISTAN UND ISOLDE {12}
Wagner-Wagner

Tristan.................Heinrich Vogl
Isolde..................Lilli Lehmann
Kurwenal................Joseph Beck
Brangäne................Louise Meisslinger
King Marke..............Emil Fischer
Melot...................Albert Mittelhauser
Sailor's Voice..........Paul Kalisch
Shepherd................Paul Kalisch
Steersman...............Jean Doré

Conductor...............Anton Seidl

Director................Theodore Habelmann

Tristan und Isolde received five performances this season.

Unsigned review in The New York Times

METROPOLITAN OPERA HOUSE.

The performance of "Tristan and Isolde" at the Metropolitan Opera House last night was in some respects the best ever given in the house. Frau Lehmann's Isolde is an impersonation which has grown in depth with each season till now it may well be doubted whether the lyric stage in this country has ever seen anything that approached it in the tremendousness of its dramatic force and intensity. It has its vocal deficiencies, to be sure, but it would be a very hypercritical person who would take them into consideration when under the influence of her work.

Herr Vogl is by no means a great Tristan. He is earnest and his acting is generally significant, but he cannot sing, and, when one remembers Niemann, Vogl seems a rather diminutive person. Herr Beck replaces Herr Robinson as Kurvenal, and Fräulein Meisslinger was the new Brangäne in place of Fräulein Bran



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