[Met Performance] CID:8350
Aida {9} Metropolitan Opera House: 01/24/1890.

(Review)


Metropolitan Opera House
January 24, 1890
In German


AIDA {9}
Giuseppe Verdi--Antonio Ghislanzoni

Aida....................Félicie Kaschowska
Radamès.................Julius Perotti
Amneris.................Charlotte Huhn
Amonasro................Theodore Reichmann
Ramfis..................Emil Fischer
King....................Conrad Behrens
Messenger...............Albert Mittelhauser
Priestess...............Sophie Traubmann
Dance...................Miss Louie
Dance...................Josefine Ambroggio

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

Unsigned review in The New York Times

METROPOLITAN OPERA HOUSE.

Verdi's noble opera "Aida" drew another very large audience at the Metropolitan Opera House last evening in spite of the fact that Frau Lehmann was not in the cast. Her absence enabled Director Stanton to demonstrate that the resources of his house were equal to the demands of so exacting a work without one of his leading sopranos in the cast. Very few opera companies could put in a minor singer to sing the title rôle of this great opera without the result being a dismal failure.

Fräulein Felice Kaschowska is certainly not the ideal Aida. She has not the voice, and her acting is of the crudest and most unimaginative order. But she got through her trying ordeal with credit, and in some of her scenes fairly earned the warm applause bestowed on her by the audience. Her work was done in a painstaking manner, and she was thoroughly familiar with the music. The other members of the cast, save one, were the same as heretofore. Herr Reichmann and Herr Perotti again exhibited their fine vocal powers; Herr Fischer was a competent High Priest and Herr Behrens an acceptable King. This afternoon "Tristan uud Isolde" will be repeated.



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